Carolina Hurricanes facts for kids
|History||New England Whalers
|Home arena||PNC Arena|
|City||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Colors||Red, black, white
ESPN The Fan (99.9 FM)
The Buzz (620 AM)
|Owner(s)||Peter Karmanos, Jr.|
|General manager||Ron Francis|
|Head coach||Bill Peters|
|Minor league affiliates||Charlotte Checkers (AHL)
Florida Everblades (ECHL)
|Stanley Cups||1 (2005-06)|
|Conference championships||2 (2001–02, 2005–06)|
|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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Eric Staal was a key player in the 2006 Stanley Cup run, and was the captain of the Hurricanes from 2010 to 2016.
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