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The Carolina Hurricanes are an American professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. They play in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL).[1] The team joined the NHL in 1979 as an expansion team as the Hartford Whalers, but moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 1997. The Hurricanes won their first Stanley Cup championship in 2006.[2] Having first played at the Greensboro Coliseum, the Hurricanes have played their home games at the RBC Center, which was first named the Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena, since 1999.[3] The Hurricanes are owned by Peter Karmanos, Jr., Jim Rutherford is their general manager, and Rod Brind'Amour is the team captain.[4][5]

There have been two head coaches for the Hurricanes team. The team's first head coach was Paul Maurice, who has coached for six seasons. Maurice is the team's all-time leader for the most regular-season games coached (683), the most regular-season game wins (272), the most regular-season points (662), the most playoff games coached (35), and the most playoff-game wins (17). Peter Laviolette is the only coach to have won the Stanley Cup[2] with the Hurricanes in the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals.[2] None of the Hurricanes coaches have been elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder. Maurice has been the head coach of the Hurricanes since the firing of Laviolette.[6][7]

KeyEdit

# Number of coaches[a]
GC Games coached
W Wins = 2 points
L Losses = 0 points
T Ties = 1 point
OT Overtime/shootout losses = 1 point[b]
PTS Points
Win% Winning percentage

CoachesEdit

Note: Statistics are correct through the 2008–09 season.

# Name Term[c] Regular season Playoffs Achievements Reference
GC W L T/OT PTS Win% GC W L Win%
1 Paul Maurice 19972003 686 283 285 118 684 .499 35 17 18 .486 [8]
2 Peter Laviolette 20032008 323 167 122 34 368 .570 25 16 9 .640 2005–06 Stanley Cup championship[2] [9]
Paul Maurice 2008–present 57 33 19 5 71 .623 18 8 10 .444 [8]

NotesEdit

  • a  A running total of the number of coaches of the Hurricanes. Thus, any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
  • b  Before the 2005–06 season, the NHL instituted a penalty shootout for regular season games that remained tied after a five-minute overtime period, which prevented ties.[10]
  • c Each year is linked to an article about that particular NHL season.

ReferencesEdit

General
Specific
  1. Teams. NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2008-12-24.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Franchise Timeline. NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2008-12-24.
  3. Arena Info. RBC Center. Retrieved on 2008-12-24.
  4. Club Directory. NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2008-12-24.
  5. Roster. NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2008-12-24.
  6. Hurricanes fire Laviolette; make Maurice head coach. The Sports Network. CTVglobemedia (2008-12-03). Retrieved on 2008-12-24.
  7. Carolina Hurricanes Coach Register. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2008-12-21.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Paul Maurice Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2008-12-24.
  9. Peter Laviolette Coaching Record. Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on 2008-12-24.
  10. Official Rules (PDF). NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2008-12-24.

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