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2008–09 Carolina Hurricanes · NHL
Division 2nd Southeast
Conference 6th Eastern
2008–09 record 45-30-7
Home record 26-14-1
Road record 19-16-6
Goals for 239
Goals against 226
General Manager Jim Rutherford
Coach Paul Maurice
Captain Rod Brind'Amour
Alternate captains Eric Staal
Ray Whitney
Arena RBC Center
Average attendance Average: 15,573 (88.7%)
Total: 679,488
Team leaders
Goals Eric Staal (40)
Assists Ray Whitney (53)
Points Ray Whitney (77)
Penalties in minutes Tuomo Ruutu (79)
Wins Cam Ward (39)
Goals against average Cam Ward (2.44)

The 2008–09 Carolina Hurricanes season is the franchise's 36th season, 29th season in the National Hockey League and 11th as the Hurricanes.

Key dates prior to the start of the season:

  • The 2008 NHL Draft started on June 20, 2008.

OffseasonEdit

  • June 5: After 20 seasons in the NHL and 13 as one of the most popular faces of the Hurricanes' franchise, Glen Wesley announced his retirement.[1]
  • September 11: The club announced that they have signed Eric Staal to a 7-year contract extension worth $57.75-million (US).[2]

Regular seasonEdit

  • November 7: Laviolette made American NHL history by becoming the winningest US-born NHL coach with his 240th victory. Carolina defeated Ottawa, 2-1.[3]
  • December 2: Peter Laviolette was fired as the head coach and Paul Maurice was rehired in his place. Ron Francis became the team's associate head coach.[4]

Divisional standingsEdit

Southeast Division GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
y-Washington Capitals 82 50 24 8 272 245 108
x-Carolina Hurricanes 82 45 30 7 239 226 97
e-Florida Panthers 82 41 30 11 234 231 93
e-Atlanta Thrashers 82 35 41 6 257 280 76
e-Tampa Bay Lightning 82 24 40 18 210 279 66

2 points for a win, 1 for an OT or shootout loss, 0 for a loss in regulation

Conference standingsEdit

Eastern Conference GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
z-Boston Bruins * 82 53 19 10 274 196 116
y-Washington Capitals * 82 50 24 8 272 245 108
y-New Jersey Devils * 82 51 27 4 244 209 106
x-Pittsburgh Penguins 82 45 28 9 264 239 99
x-Philadelphia Flyers 82 44 27 11 264 238 99
x-Carolina Hurricanes 82 45 30 7 239 226 97
x-New York Rangers 82 43 30 9 210 218 95
x-Montreal Canadiens 82 41 30 11 249 247 93
e-Florida Panthers 82 41 30 11 234 231 93
e-Buffalo Sabres 82 41 32 9 250 234 91
e-Ottawa Senators 82 36 35 11 217 237 83
e-Toronto Maple Leafs 82 34 35 13 250 293 81
e-Atlanta Thrashers 82 35 41 6 257 280 76
e-Tampa Bay Lightning 82 24 40 18 210 279 66
e-New York Islanders 82 26 47 9 201 279 61
x - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, z - clinched best conference record, e - eliminated from playoff contention

* – division leader

Game logEdit

      Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

2008–09 Game Log

Record vs. OpponentsEdit

Team Points Record
New Jersey* 106 3–1–0
NY Islanders 61 4–0–0
NY Rangers 95 2–1–1
Philadelphia 99 1–1–2
Pittsburgh 99 2–2–0
Boston* 116 0–4–0
Buffalo 91 2–2–0
Montreal 93 3–0–1
Ottawa 83 2–2–0
Toronto 81 3–1–0
Atlanta 76 3–3–0
Florida 93 3–3–0
Tampa Bay 66 6–0–0
Washington* 108 3–2–1
Chicago 104 0–0–1
Columbus 92 0–1–0
Detroit* 112 1–0–0
Nashville 88 1–0–0
St. Louis 92 2–0–0
Calgary 98 1–0–0
Colorado 69 1–0–0
Edmonton 85 0–1–0
Minnesota 89 0–1–0
Vancouver* 100 0–1–0
Anaheim 91 1–1–0
Dallas 83 1–0–0
Los Angeles 79 0–0–1
Phoenix 79 2–0–0
San Jose* 117 1–0–0

Notes: * denotes division winner; teams in bold are in the Southeast Division; teams in italics qualified for the playoffs; points refer to the points achieved by the team whom the Hurricanes played against

     = Member of the Atlantic Division
     = Member of the Northeast Division
     = Member of the Southeast Division
     = Member of the Central Division
     = Member of the Northeast Division
     = Member of the Pacific Division

PlayoffsEdit

The Carolina Hurricanes ended the 2008–09 regular season as the Eastern Conference's sixth seed, and got swept by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Finals.

2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Whitney, RayRay Whitney 82 24 53 77 +2 32
Staal, EricEric Staal 82 40 35 75 +15 50
Ruutu, TuomoTuomo Ruutu 79 26 28 54 0 79
Brind'Amour, RodRod Brind'Amour 80 16 35 51 -23 36
Samsonov, SergeiSergei Samsonov 81 16 32 48 -8 28
Cullen, MattMatt Cullen 69 22 21 43 +11 20
Corvo, JoeJoe Corvo 81 14 24 38 -1 18
Babchuk, AntonAnton Babchuk 72 16 19 35 +13 16
Pitkanen, JoniJoni Pitkanen 71 7 26 33 +11 58
LaRose, ChadChad LaRose 81 19 12 31 +6 35
Seidenberg, DennisDennis Seidenberg 70 5 25 30 -9 37
Walker, ScottScott Walker 41 5 10 15 -4 39
Cole, ErikErik Cole 17 2 13 15 +3 10
Eaves, PatrickPatrick Eaves 74 6 8 14 +7 31
Gleason, TimTim Gleason 70 0 12 12 +3 68
Bayda, RyanRyan Bayda 70 5 7 12 +2 26
Jokinen, JussiJussi Jokinen 25 1 10 11 -2 12
Wallin, NiclasNiclas Wallin 64 2 8 10 -1 42
Williams, JustinJustin Williams 32 3 7 10 -9 9
Kaberle, FrantisekFrantisek Kaberle 30 1 7 8 -4 8
Sutter, BrandonBrandon Sutter 50 1 5 6 -1 16
Melichar, JosefJosef Melichar 15 0 4 4 -1 8
LaCouture, DanDan LaCouture 11 2 0 2 -1 10
Ryan, MichaelMichael Ryan 18 0 2 2 -3 2
Helminen, DwightDwight Helminen 23 1 1 2 -2 0
Rodney, BryanBryan Rodney 8 0 2 2 -3 2
Brookbank, WadeWade Brookbank 27 1 0 1 0 40
Conboy, TimTim Conboy 28 0 1 1 -1 37
Dwyer, PatrickPatrick Dwyer 13 1 0 1 -2 0
Petruzalek, JakubJakub Petruzalek 2 0 1 1 +1 0
Carson, BrettBrett Carson 5 0 0 0 -3 4
Borer, CaseyCasey Borer 3 0 0 0 0 5
Boychuk, ZachZach Boychuk 2 0 0 0 0 0

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Staal, EricEric Staal 18 10 5 15 -3 4
Whitney, RayRay Whitney 18 3 8 11 -9 4
LaRose, ChadChad LaRose 18 4 7 11 0 16
Jokinen, JussiJussi Jokinen 18 7 4 11 -3 2
Samsonov, SergeiSergei Samsonov 17 5 3 8 +2 6
Pitkanen, JoniJoni Pitkanen 18 0 8 8 0 16
Walker, ScottScott Walker 18 1 6 7 -3 19
Corvo, JoeJoe Corvo 18 2 5 7 -7 4
Cullen, MattMatt Cullen 18 3 3 6 0 14
Seidenberg, DennisDennis Seidenberg 16 1 5 6 -5 16
Cole, ErikErik Cole 18 0 5 5 -5 22
Gleason, TimTim Gleason 18 1 4 5 -2 32
Brind'Amour, RodRod Brind'Amour 18 1 3 4 -5 8
Bayda, RyanRyan Bayda 15 2 2 4 +2 18
Ruutu, TuomoTuomo Ruutu 16 1 3 4 -3 8
Eaves, PatrickPatrick Eaves 18 1 2 3 -1 13
Kaberle, FrantisekFrantisek Kaberle 7 0 1 1 +2 2
Babchuk, AntonAnton Babchuk 13 0 1 1 -5 10
Dwyer, PatrickPatrick Dwyer 2 0 1 1 +1 0
Wallin, NiclasNiclas Wallin 18 0 0 0 +1 4
Helminen, DwightDwight Helminen 1 0 0 0 0 0
Conboy, TimTim Conboy 3 0 0 0 0 9

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV Sv% SO
Ward, CamCam Ward 68 3928 39 23 5 160 2.44 1901 1741 .916 6
Leighton, MichaelMichael Leighton 19 1028 6 7 2 50 2.92 507 457 .901 0
Playoffs
Player GP TOI W L GA GAA SA SV Sv% SO
Ward, CamCam Ward 18 1101 8 10 49 2.67 576 527 .915 2

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Hurricanes. Stats reflect season totals.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Awards and recordsEdit

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Brandon Sutter 1st NHL Game
1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
October 10, 2008
Zach Boychuk 1st NHL Game October 17, 2008
Brandon Sutter 1st NHL Goal October 23, 2008
Dwight Helminen 1st NHL Game October 28, 2008
Anton Babchuk 100th NHL Game October 30, 2008
Dwight Helminen 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
November 2, 2008
Patrick Dwyer 1st NHL Game November 2, 2008
Brett Carson 1st NHL Game December 8, 2008
Bryan Rodney 1st NHL Game December 11, 2008
Bryan Rodney 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
February 3, 2009
Jakub Petruzalek 1st NHL Game
1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
February 5, 2009

NewsEdit

On June 14, the Hurricanes agreed to an extension of their lease at the RBC Center by five years through to 2023-24.[6]

TradesEdit

Date
Details
February 7, 2008 To Tampa Bay Lightning
Wade Brookbank
Josef Melichar
2009 fourth round draft pick
To Carolina Hurricanes
Jussi Jokinen

Free agentsEdit

Player Former team Contract Terms
Josef Melichar Linkoping HC (SEL) 1 year/$1 million
Player New team

Claimed from waiversEdit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Draft picksEdit

The 2008 NHL Entry Draft is in OttawaOntario. The Hurricanes had the 14th overall pick

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 14 Zach Boychuk (C) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
2 45 Zac Dalpe (C/RW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Penticton Vees (BCHL)
4 105 Michal Jordan (D) Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
6 165 Mike Murphy (G) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Belleville Bulls (OHL)
7 195 Samuel Morneau (LW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)

Farm teamsEdit

American Hockey LeagueEdit

The Albany River Rats are the Hurricanes American Hockey League affiliate for the 2008–09 AHL season.

East Coast Hockey LeagueEdit

The Florida Everblades are the Hurricanes East Coast Hockey League affiliate.

RosterEdit

Updated March 26, 2010.

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
21 Flag of the United States Bowman, DraysonDrayson Bowman

C L 27 2007 Grand Rapids, Michigan
11 Flag of Canada.svg Boychuk, ZachZach Boychuk

C L 27 2008 Airdrie, Alberta
17 Flag of Canada.svg Brind'Amour, RodRod Brind'Amour

 (A)

C L 46 2000 Ottawa, Ontario
27 Flag of Canada.svg Carson, BrettBrett Carson

D R 31 2004 Regina, Saskatchewan
26 Flag of the United States Cole, ErikErik Cole

LW L 38 2009 Oswego, New York
39 Flag of the United States Dwyer, PatrickPatrick Dwyer

RW R 33 2006 Great Falls, Montana
6 Flag of the United States Gleason, TimTim Gleason

D L 33 2006 Clawson, Michigan
44 Flag of Canada.svg Harrison, JayJay Harrison

D L 34 2009 Oshawa, Ontario
36 Flag of Finland Jokinen, JussiJussi Jokinen

LW L 33 2009 Kalajoki, Finland
29 Flag of Canada.svg Kostopoulos, TomTom Kostopoulos

RW R 37 2009 Mississauga, Ontario
59 Flag of the United States LaRose, ChadChad LaRose

RW R 34 2003 Fraser, Michigan
34 Flag of Canada.svg Legace, MannyManny Legace

G L 43 2009 Toronto, Ontario
28 Flag of the United States McBain, JamieJamie McBain

D R 28 2006 Edina, Minnesota
45 Flag of Canada.svg Picard, AlexandreAlexandre Picard

D L 31 2010 Gatineau, Quebec
25 Flag of Finland Pitkanen, JoniJoni Pitkanen

D L 33 2008 Oulu, Finland
5 Flag of the United States Pothier, BrianBrian Pothier

D R 39 2010 New Bedford, Massachusetts
33 Flag of Canada.svg Rodney, BryanBryan Rodney

D R 32 2007 London, Ontario
15 Flag of Finland Ruutu, TuomoTuomo Ruutu

LW L 33 2008 Vantaa, Finland
14 Flag of Russia Samsonov, SergeiSergei Samsonov

LW R 38 2008 Moscow, Soviet Union
12 Flag of Canada.svg Staal, EricEric Staal

 (C)

C L 32 2003 Thunder Bay, Ontario
16 Flag of Canada.svg Sutter, BrandonBrandon Sutter

C R 27 2007 Huntington, New York
30 Flag of Canada.svg Ward, CamCam Ward

G L 32 2002 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
13 Flag of Canada.svg Whitney, RayRay Whitney

 (A)

LW R 44 2005 Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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