HISTORY BY YEAR
SEPTEMBER 10, 2008 — The Carolina Hurricanes unveil their alternate third
uniform at a news conference on the ice at the RBC Center. Tim Gleason, Eric
Staal and Cam Ward model the team’s newest look, which includes a primarily
black jersey with the secondary fl ag logo on the chest, black pants and black
helmets. The team announces that the new uniforms will be worn in a game
for the fi rst time when the Hurricanes host Detroit on October 13, and will be
worn for 15 home games in 2008-09.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2008 — Hurricanes sign forward Eric Staal to a seven-year
contract extension, which will begin in 2009-10 and will run through 2015-16.
DECEMBER 3, 2008 — Paul Maurice is named head coach and Ron Francis is named
associate head coach; Peter Laviolette relieved of his head coaching duties.
MARCH 7, 2009 — The Hurricanes score a 9-3 win at Tampa Bay, marking the most
goals in a game for the team since relocating to North Carolina. Eric Staal scores
four goals marking the fi rst time a player had scored four goals since relocation,
and the third time the feat was accomplished in franchise history. Staal’s six
points set a Hurricanes record and tied the franchise record for points in a game.
MARCH 28, 2009 — The Hurricanes fi nish March 2009 with a 10-1-2 record (22
points), making it the best March, and second-best month, in franchise history
(January 2006: 13-1-0 – 26 points).
APRIL 7, 2009 — Cam Ward earns his 39th win of the season in Carolina’s 9-0
rout of the New York Islanders. For Ward, the win breaks Martin Gerber’s
franchise record of 38 wins set in 2005-06, and marks his franchise-best tying
sixth shutout of the season. The game marks Eric Staal’s fourth hat trick of
the season, setting a new franchise mark in that category. For the Hurricanes,
it marks their 45th win of the regular season – the second-best wins total in
franchise history next to 2005-06.
APRIL 9, 2009 — The Hurricanes’ franchise-record 12-game home winning
streak is snapped in a 5-1 loss against Buffalo. The 12-game home winning
streak shatters the previous franchise-best nine-game home winning streak
accomplished twice during the championship 2005-06 season.
APRIL 28, 2009 — “The Shock at the Rock” – Trailing 3-2 with 1:20 remaining
in regulation, Jussi Jokinen scores the tying goal in Game 7 of the Eastern
Conference Quarterfi nals at New Jersey’s Prudential Center. Eric Staal then
beats Martin Brodeur with 32 seconds remaining and the Hurricanes advance
to the second round.
MAY 14, 2009 — Scott Walker beats Tim Thomas 18:46 into overtime of Game
7 of the Eastern Conference Semifi nals at TD Banknorth Garden to give the
Hurricanes a 3-2 win. The Hurricanes become just the fourth team to advance
to the Eastern Conference Finals three times in the fi rst decade of the 2000s,
joining New Jersey, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh in that group.
SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 — Hurricanes sign goaltender Cam Ward to a six-year
contract extension, which begins in 2010-11 and will run through 2015-16.
JANUARY 20, 2010 — Hurricanes name Eric Staal captain and Rod Brind’Amour
APRIL 8, 2010 — The National Hockey League announces that the Hurricanes will
host the 2011 NHL All-Star Game at the RBC Center.
JUNE 30, 2010 — Rod Brind’Amour announces his retirement as a player.
OCTOBER 4, 2010 — The Hurricanes take on SKA St. Petersburg in an exhibition
game. Carolina is the fi rst NHL team to play in Russia in more than 20 years.
OCTOBER 7-8, 2010 — The Hurricanes take part in the 2010 Compuware NHL
Premiere, playing two games against the Minnesota Wild at Hartwall Arena in
Helsinki, Finland. Carolina wins both games.
JANUARY 28-30, 2011 — The Hurricanes host NHL All-Star Weekend. Team
Lidstrom downs Team Staal by an 11-10 score in the All-Star Game. Jamie
McBain, Jeff Skinner, Eric Staal and Cam Ward represent Carolina in the events.
JUNE 22, 2011 — Jeff Skinner becomes the fi rst player in Carolina’s franchise
history to win the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s rookie of the year.
NOVEMBER 28, 2011 — Kirk Muller is named head coach. Paul Maurice relieved of
his coaching duties. John MacLean joins Carolina’s coaching staff three days later.
JUNE 20, 2012 — Justin Faulk is named to the 2011-12 NHL All-Rookie Team.
JUNE 22, 2012 — The Hurricanes acquire Jordan Staal from Pittsburgh in a draftday
trade that sends Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin and the eighth-overall
pick to the Penguins. Staal signs a 10-year contract extension with Carolina
nine days later.
APRIL 27, 2013 — Hurricanes complete the abbreviated 2012-13 season, and set
a franchise record for average, per-game attendance (17,560), eclipsing the
previous record of 17,387 set during the 2006-07 season.
APRIL 28, 2014 — Hurricanes name Ron Francis general manager. Also name
Mike Vellucci assistant general manager and director of hockey operations, and
name Brian Tatum assistant general manager. Jim Rutherford to remain with
the Hurricanes as team president.
MAY 5, 2014 — Kirk Muller, Dave Lewis and John MacLean relieved of their
coaching duties. Greg Stefan reassigned to pro scouting staff.
JUNE 6, 2014 — Jim Rutherford resigns as Hurricanes president and accepts
general manager position with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
JUNE 19, 2014 — Bill Peters is named head coach. Steve Smith joins the coaching
staff as an assistant fi ve days later, and David Marcoux as goaltending coach
JUNE 20, 2014 — Ricky Olczyk named assistant general manager.
JULY 1, 2014 — Don Waddell named team president.
JULY 1, 2015 — Team buys out fi nal three seasons of Alexander Semin’s contract.
FEBRUARY 28, 2016 — Team acquired Aleksi Saarela and second-round picks in
the 2016 and 2017 NHL Drafts from the NY Rangers in exchange for Eric Staal.
OCTOBER 7, 2017 — The Hurricanes kick off their 20th season in North Carolina
with a 5-4 shootout win over Minnesota at PNC Arena.
DECEMBER 7, 2017 — Tom Dundon signs an agreement to purchase a majority
stake in the Hurricanes.
DECEMBER 12, 2017 — Cam Ward becomes the 32nd goaltender in NHL history to
reach 300 career wins, making 22 saves in a 3-2 shootout win at Vegas.
JANUARY 12, 2018 — Tom Dundon is introduced as the new majority owner of the
Hurricanes, with Peter Karmanos Jr. retaining a minority ownership interest.
APRIL 20, 2018 — Bill Peters resigns as head coach.
MAY 8, 2018 — Rod Brind’Amour is named head coach and Don Waddell is
named general manager.
AUGUST 2, 2018 — Hurricanes trade forward Jeff Skinner to Buffalo for forward
Cliff Pu and three draft picks. Skinner departs fi fth all-time in franchise history
in goals (204) and seventh in points (379).