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Carolina Hurricanes
2014–15 Carolina Hurricanes season
Conference Eastern
Division Metropolitan
Founded 1972
History New England Whalers
1972–1979 (WHA)
Hartford Whalers
19791997 (NHL)
Carolina Hurricanes
Home arena PNC Arena
City Raleigh, North Carolina
Colors Red, black, white
Media FS Hurricanes
ESPN The Fan (99.9 FM)
The Buzz (620 AM)
Owner(s) United States Peter Karmanos, Jr.
General manager Canada Ron Francis
Head coach Canada Bill Peters
Captain Canada Eric Staal
Minor league affiliates Charlotte Checkers (AHL)
Florida Everblades (ECHL)
Stanley Cups 1 (2005-06)
Conference championships 2 (2001–02, 2005–06)
Presidents' Trophies 0
Division championships 3 (1998–99, 2001–02, 2005–06)

The Carolina Hurricanes are an ice hockey team that plays in the NHL. The team's home arena is PNC Arena, in Raleigh, North Carolina. They won the Stanley Cup during 2005-2006 season by beating the Edmonton Oilers. They play in Raleigh, North Carolina, but they moved in 1999 from Hartford, Connecticut, where they were known as the Hartford Whalers. They play in the Metropolitan Division of the NHL.

The name "Hurricanes" was chosen because the eastern part of North Carolina is often hit by hurricanes during tropical storm season. They went to the playoffs in 2002.

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