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2011–12 Carolina Hurricanes · NHL
Division 5th Southeast
Conference 12th Eastern
2011–12 record 33–33–16
Home record 20–14–7
Road record 13–19–9
Goals for 213
Goals against 243
General Manager Jim Rutherford
Coach Paul Maurice (Oct–Nov)
Kirk Muller (Nov-Apr)
Captain Eric Staal
Alternate captains Tim Gleason
Brandon Sutter
Arena PNC Arena
Average attendance 16,042 (85.9%)
Team leaders
Goals Eric Staal (24)
Assists Eric Staal (46)
Points Eric Staal (70)
Penalties in minutes Bryan Allen (76)
Wins Cam Ward (30)
Goals against average Cam Ward (2.74)

The 2011–12 Carolina Hurricanes season was the 40th season for the franchise, 33rd in the National Hockey League dating back to June 22, 1979,[1] and 15th season since the franchise relocated to North Carolina to start the 1997–98 NHL season.

The Hurricanes failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the third straight year. The last time the team made the trip to the post-season was in the 2008–09 NHL season.

Off-SeasonEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

On November 28, 2011, the Hurricanes replaced head coach Paul Maurice with Kirk Muller.[2]

PlayoffsEdit

The Hurricanes failed to qualify for the 2012 NHL Playoffs.

StandingsEdit

Southeast Division[3]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y – Florida Panthers 82 38 26 18 32 203 227 94
2 Washington Capitals 82 42 32 8 38 222 230 92
3 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 38 36 8 35 235 281 84
4 Winnipeg Jets 82 37 35 10 33 225 246 84
5 Carolina Hurricanes 82 33 33 16 32 213 243 82
Eastern Conference[4]
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z – New York Rangers * AT 82 51 24 7 47 226 187 109
2 y – Boston Bruins * NE 82 49 29 4 40 269 202 102
3 y – Florida Panthers * SE 82 38 26 18 32 203 227 94
4 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 51 25 6 42 282 221 108
5 Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 47 26 9 43 264 232 103
6 New Jersey Devils AT 82 48 28 6 36 228 209 102
7 Washington Capitals SE 82 42 32 8 38 222 230 92
8 Ottawa Senators NE 82 41 31 10 35 249 240 92
8.5
9 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 39 32 11 32 218 230 89
10 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 38 36 8 35 235 281 84
11 Winnipeg Jets SE 82 37 35 10 33 225 246 84
12 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 33 33 16 32 213 243 82
13 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 35 37 10 31 231 264 80
14 New York Islanders AT 82 34 37 11 27 203 255 79
15 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 31 35 16 26 212 226 78
Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast; ROW: Total of games won in regulation or overtime, not shootout.

* – Division leader, y – Clinched division, z Clinched conference (and division)

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

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

2011–12 Game Log

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals 

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Staal, EricEric Staal 82 24 46 70 −20 48
Jokinen, JussiJussi Jokinen 79 12 34 46 -2 54
Skinner, JeffJeff Skinner 64 20 24 44 −8 56
Tlusty, JiriJiri Tlusty 79 17 19 36 1 26
Ruutu, TuomoTuomo Ruutu 72 18 16 34 -3 50
LaRose, ChadChad LaRose 67 19 13 32 −15 48
Sutter, BrandonBrandon Sutter 82 17 15 32 −3 21
McBain, JamieJamie McBain 76 8 19 27 −7 4
Brent, TimTim Brent 79 12 12 24 −8 27
Harrison, JayJay Harrison 72 9 14 23 −10 60
Faulk, JustinJustin Faulk 66 8 14 22 −16 29
Stewart, AnthonyAnthony Stewart 77 9 11 20 -2 30
Gleason, TimTim Gleason 82 1 17 18 12 71
Pitkanen, JoniJoni Pitkanen 30 5 12 17 −15 16
Ponikarovsky, AlexeiAlexei Ponikarovsky

|| 49 || 7 || 8 || 15 || −12 || 26

Allen, BryanBryan Allen 82 1 13 14 -1 76
Bowman, DraysonDrayson Bowman 37 6 7 13 2 4
Spacek, JaroslavJaroslav Spacek 34 5 7 12 4 6
Dwyer, PatrickPatrick Dwyer 73 5 7 12 0 23
Kaberle, TomasTomas Kaberle 29 0 9 9 −12 2
Nodl, AndreasAndreas Nodl 48 3 4 7 −4 6
Samson, JeromeJerome Samson 16 2 3 5 −3 8
Joslin, DerekDerek Joslin 44 2 2 4 −15 35
Sutter, BrettBrett Sutter 15 0 3 3 −1 11
Dalpe, ZacZac Dalpe 16 1 2 3 −3 4
Boychuk, ZachZach Boychuk 16 0 2 2 −3 0
Nash, RileyRiley Nash 5 0 1 1 1 2
Sanguinetti, BobbyBobby Sanguinetti 3 0 0 0 0 0
Welsh, JeremyJeremy Welsh 1 0 0 0 0 4

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; Min = Minutes played; 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% SO G A PIM
Ward, CamCam Ward 68 3988 30 23 13 182 2.74 2143 .915 5 1 0 4
Boucher, BrianBrian Boucher 10 546 1 6 1 31 3.41 260 .881 0 0 0 0
Peters, JustinJustin Peters 7 387 2 3 2 16 2.48 233 .931 1 0 0 0
Murphy, MikeMike Murphy 2 36 0 1 0 0 0.00 9 1.000 0 0 0 0

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

Awards and records Edit

Awards Edit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded

Records Edit

Milestones Edit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Justin Faulk 1st Career NHL Game October 7, 2011
Tim Brent 100th Career NHL Game October 8, 2011
Jamie McBain 100th Career NHL Game November 4, 2011
Anthony Stewart 200th Career NHL Game November 11, 2011
Jussi Jokinen 300th Career NHL Point November 12, 2011
Jeff Skinner 100th Career NHL Game November 14, 2011
Justin Faulk 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
November 20, 2011
Tim Gleason 500th Career NHL Game November 27, 2011
Joni Pitkanen 500th Career NHL Game November 27, 2011
Mike Murphy 1st Career NHL Game December 6, 2011
Justin Faulk 1st Career NHL Goal December 9, 2011
Jussi Jokinen 200th Career NHL Assist December 13, 2011
Riley Nash 1st Career NHL Game December 21, 2011
Riley Nash 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
December 23, 2011
Cam Ward[5] 1st Career NHL Goal December 26, 2011
Eric Staal 600th Career NHL Game December 31, 2011
Tuomo Ruutu 500th Career NHL Game December 31, 2011
Jerome Samson 1st Career NHL Goal January 10, 2012
Eric Staal 300th Career NHL Assist January 12, 2012
Alexei Ponikarovsky 600th Career NHL Game January 14, 2012
Jussi Jokinen 500th Career NHL Game January 14, 2012
Jiri Tlusty 200th Career NHL Game January 23, 2012
Tim Gleason 100th Career NHL Assist January 31, 2012
Patrick Dwyer 200th Career NHL Game February 4, 2012
Justin Peters 1st Career NHL Shutout February 20, 2012
Cam Ward 400th Career NHL Game March 3, 2012
Derek Joslin 100th Career NHL Game March 6, 2012
Brandon Sutter 100th Career NHL Point March 6, 2012
Jeff Skinner 100th Career NHL Point March 7, 2012
Cam Ward 200th Career NHL Win March 15, 2012
Jay Harrison 200th Career NHL Game April 3, 2012
Bryan Allen 600th Career NHL Game April 5, 2012
Jeremy Welsh 1st Career NHL Game April 7, 2012

Final rosterEdit

Updated March 29, 2012.[6]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
5 Flag of Canada.svg Allen, BryanBryan Allen

D L 36 2011 Kingston, Ontario
33 Flag of the United States Boucher, BrianBrian Boucher

G L 39 2011 Woonsocket, Rhode Island
21 Flag of the United States Bowman, DraysonDrayson Bowman

C L 27 2007 Grand Rapids, Michigan
37 Flag of Canada.svg Brent, TimTim Brent

C R 32 2011 Cambridge, Ontario
39 Flag of the United States Dwyer, PatrickPatrick Dwyer

RW R 33 2006 Great Falls, Montana
28 Flag of the United States Faulk, JustinJustin Faulk

D R 24 2010 South St. Paul, Minnesota
6 Flag of the United States Gleason, TimTim Gleason

 (A)

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
27 Flag of Canada.svg Joslin, DerekDerek Joslin

D L 29 2011 Richmond Hill, Ontario
59 Flag of the United States LaRose, ChadChad LaRose

RW R 34 2003 Fraser, Michigan
4 Flag of the United States McBain, JamieJamie McBain

D R 28 2006 Edina, Minnesota
14 Flag of Austria Nodl, AndreasAndreas Nodl

RW L 29 2011 Vienna, Austria
25 Flag of Finland Pitkanen, JoniJoni Pitkanen

D L 33 2008 Oulu, Finland
15 Flag of Finland Ruutu, TuomoTuomo Ruutu

RW L 33 2008 Vantaa, Finland
53 Flag of Canada.svg Skinner, JeffJeff Skinner

C L 24 2010 Markham, Ontario
8 Flag of the Czech Republic Spacek, JaroslavJaroslav Spacek

D L 42 2011 Rokycany, Czechoslovakia
12 Flag of Canada.svg Staal, EricEric Staal

 (C)

C L 32 2003 Thunder Bay, Ontario
13 Flag of Canada.svg Stewart, AnthonyAnthony Stewart

RW R 31 2011 LaSalle, Quebec
16 Flag of Canada.svg Sutter, BrandonBrandon Sutter

 (A)

C R 27 2007 Huntington, New York
19 Flag of the Czech Republic Tlusty, JiriJiri Tlusty

LW L 28 2009 Slaný, Czechoslovakia
30 Flag of Canada.svg Ward, CamCam Ward

G L 32 2002 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Transactions Edit

The Hurricanes have been involved in the following transactions during the 2011–12 season.

Trades Edit

Date
Details
July 5, 2011[7] To Boston Bruins
Joe Corvo
To Carolina Hurricanes
4th-round pick in 2012
December 9, 2011[8] To Montreal Canadiens
Tomas Kaberle
To Carolina Hurricanes
Jaroslav Spacek
January 18, 2012[9] To Florida Panthers
Mattias Lindstrom
Jon Matsumoto
To Carolina Hurricanes
Evgenii Dadonov
A. J. Jenks
January 20, 2012[10] To New Jersey Devils
Alexei Ponikarovsky
To Carolina Hurricanes
Joe Sova
4th-round pick in 2012

Free agents acquired Edit

Player Former team Contract terms
Brian Boucher[11] Philadelphia Flyers 2 years, $1.9 million
Tim Brent[12] Toronto Maple Leafs 2 years, $1.5 million
Alexei Ponikarovsky[13] Los Angeles Kings 1 year, $1.5 million
Justin Soryal[14] Connecticut Whale 1 year, $525,000
Anthony Stewart[15] Atlanta Thrashers 2 years, $1.8 million
Tomas Kaberle[16] Boston Bruins 3 years, $12.75 million
Chris Durno[17] Norfolk Admirals 1 year, $525,000
Mathieu Roy[18] Tampa Bay Lightning 1 year, $600,000
Jeremy Welsh[19] Union College 1 year, $832,500 entry-level contract
Beau Schmitz[20] Plymouth Whalers 3 years, $1.575 million entry-level contract
John Muse[21] Charlotte Checkers 1 year, $525,000

Free agents lost Edit

Player New team Contract terms
Erik Cole[22] Montreal Canadiens 4 years, $18 million
Bryan Rodney[23] Anaheim Ducks 1 year, $525,000
Justin Pogge[24] Phoenix Coyotes 1 year, $575,000
Troy Bodie[25] Anaheim Ducks 1 year, $550,000

Claimed via WaiversEdit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers
Andreas Nodl[26] Philadelphia Flyers November 29, 2011

Lost via Waivers Edit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via Retirement Edit

Player

Player Signings Edit

Player Date Contract terms
Tommi Kivisto[27] June 1, 2011 3 years, $1.695 million entry-level contract
Mattias Lindstrom[27] June 1, 2011 3 years, $1.72 million entry-level contract
Jay Harrison[28] June 16, 2011 2 years, $1.4 million
Patrick Dwyer[29] June 28, 2011 2 years, $1.25 million
Joni Pitkanen[30] June 28, 2011 3 years, $13.5 million
Chad LaRose[31] June 29, 2011 2 years, $3.4 million
Jussi Jokinen[32] June 30, 2011 3 years, $9 million
Jiri Tlusty[33] July 1, 2011 1 year, $525,000
Brett Bellemore[34] July 8, 2011 2 years, $1.05 million
Derek Joslin[35] July 8, 2011 2 years, $1.4 million
Brandon Sutter[36] July 13, 2011 3 years, $6.2 million
Brett Sutter[37] July 15, 2011 1 year, $525,000
Bobby Sanguinetti[38] July 15, 2011 1 year, $600,000
Ryan Murphy[39] September 16, 2011 3 years, $2.4975 million entry-level contract
Victor Rask[40] October 20, 2011 3 years, $1.95 million entry-level contract
Tim Gleason[41] January 30, 2012 4 years, $16 million contract extension
Tuomo Ruutu[42] February 22, 2012 4 years, $19 million contract extension
Austin Levi[43] March 16, 2012 3 years, $1.65 million entry-level contract
Brian Dumoulin[44] April 10, 2012 3 years, $2.225 million entry-level contract
Jiri Tlusty[45] April 24, 2012 2 years, $3.2 million
Jamie McBain[46] May 21, 2012 2 years, $3.6 million
Nicolas Blanchard[47] May 21, 2012 2 years, $1.05 million
Bobby Sanguinetti[48] May 21, 2012 1 year, $700,000
Justin Krueger[49] June 1, 2012 1 year, $600,000
Brody Sutter[50] June 1, 2012 3 years, $1.575 million entry-level contract

Draft picks Edit

The 2011 NHL Entry Draft was held in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 12 Ryan Murphy D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
2 42 Victor Rask C Flag of Sweden Sweden Leksands IF (Swe-2)
3 73 Keegan Lowe D Flag of the United States United States Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
4 103 Gregory Hofmann C Flag of Switzerland Switzerland HC Ambri-Piotta (NLA)
6 163 Matt Mahalak G Flag of the United States United States Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
7 193 Brody Sutter C Flag of Canada.svg Canada Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)

See also Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books, 35. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  2. Hurricanes Name Kirk Muller as Head Coach
  3. 2011–2012 Division Standings. National Hockey League. Retrieved on February 10, 2012.
  4. 2011–2012 Standings by Conference. National Hockey League. Retrieved on April 2, 2012.
  5. Hurricanes 4, Devils 2
  6. Carolina Hurricanes - Team - Roster. Carolina Hurricanes. Retrieved on March 29, 2012.
  7. Canes Acquire 2012 Fourth-Round Pick from Boston
  8. Canes Acquire Jaroslav Spacek from Montreal
  9. Canes Acquire Dadonov, Jenks from Florida Panthers
  10. Canes Acquire Sova and Draft Pick from Devils
  11. Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Brian Boucher
  12. Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Tim Brent
  13. Canes Agree to Terms with Alexei Ponikarovsky
  14. Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Justin Soryal
  15. Canes Agree to Terms with Anthony Stewart
  16. Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Tomas Kaberle
  17. Hurricanes Sign Chris Durno to One-Year Contract
  18. Hurricanes Sign Defenseman Mathieu Roy
  19. Canes Sign Jeremy Welsh to Entry-Level Contract
  20. Canes Sign Beau Schmitz to Entry-Level Contract
  21. Hurricanes Sign Goaltender John Muse
  22. Erik Cole signs 4 years with Montreal
  23. Ducks Ink Rodney to One-Year Deal
  24. Coyotes Sign Pogge to One-Year Contract
  25. Ducks Ink Bodie to One-Year Deal
  26. Hurricanes Claim Andreas Nodl on Waivers
  27. 27.0 27.1 Canes Sign Kivisto, Lindstrom to Entry-Level Deals
  28. Hurricanes, Harrison Agree to Two-Year Deal
  29. Canes Agree to Terms with Patrick Dwyer
  30. Hurricanes Re-Sign Defenseman Joni Pitkanen
  31. Canes Agree to Terms with Forward Chad LaRose
  32. Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Jussi Jokinen
  33. Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Jiri Tlusty
  34. Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Brett Bellemore
  35. Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Derek Joslin
  36. Canes Agree to Terms with Brandon Sutter
  37. Canes Re-Sign Forward Brett Sutter
  38. Canes Agree to Terms with Bobby Sanguinetti
  39. Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Ryan Murphy
  40. Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Victor Rask
  41. Hurricanes Sign Tim Gleason to Four-Year Extension
  42. Canes Agree to Terms with Ruutu on Extension
  43. Hurricanes Sign Austin Levi to Entry-Level Contract
  44. Canes Sign Brian Dumoulin to Entry-Level Contract
  45. Canes Sign Jiri Tlusty to Two-Year Deal
  46. Canes, McBain Agree to Terms on Two-Year Deal
  47. Canes, Blanchard Agree to Terms on Two-Year Deal
  48. Canes Agree to Terms with Bobby Sanguinetti
  49. Canes Agree to Terms with Justin Krueger
  50. Canes Agree to Terms with Brody Sutter


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