Ward, Hurricanes, agree to two-year extension

RALEIGH, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes wanted to make sure that one of their most important pieces of their franchise, Cam Ward, would not go nowhere, and the team and the goaltender reached an agreement yesterday on a two-year contract extension, keeping the 32-year old Ward in Carolina through the 2017-18 season.  Under the terms…

Hurricanes acquire Teravainen and Bickell from Chicago

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the team as acquired forwards Teuvo Teravainen(pronounced TAY-voh tair-uh-VIGH-nehn) and Brian Bickell from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a second-round draft pick in the 2016 NHL Draft and a third-round pick in the…

Hurricanes set 2016 exhibition schedule

RALEIGH, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes announced today its exhibition schedule prior to the start of the 2016-17 season.  The announcement was made by Brian Tatum, the Hurricanes Assistant General Manager.  Carolina will play seven exhibition games prior to the start of the season, which includes two home games at PNC Arena in Raleigh. Carolina’s…

Former NHL defenseman Samuelsson tapped to be next Checkers coach

The National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, the parent club of the American Hockey League’s Charlotte Checkers, announced today that they have named former NHL Defenseman Ulf Samuelsson to be the team’s next head coach.  The announcement was made by Ron Francis, the team’s Executive Vice President and General Manager. “Ulf has built a very strong…

Checkers opening weekend to take place on October 28th and 29th

The Charlotte Checkers announced today that the first two home games of the 2016-17 season will take place on Friday, October 28th and October 29th at historic Bojangles’ Coliseum. Fans that are interested in securing their seats for the October 28th home opener can do so by taking advantage of two offers that are available…

Chelios agrees to terms with Hurricanes for 2016-17 campaign

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, the parent club of the American Hockey League’s Charlotte Checkers, announced today that they have come to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with defenseman Jake Chelios. The deal will pay him $575,000 on the NHL level,…

Nordstrom agrees to two-year extension with Hurricanes

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that they have agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with forward Joakim Nordstrom.  Under the new deal, Nordstrom will be paid $1.25 million during the 2016-17 season, and $1.3 million in the 2017-18…

Hagel named Checkers 2016 Man of the Year

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Charlotte Checkers announced today that Kyle Hagel has been named the team’s recipient of the IOA/American Specialty Man of the Year award for his contributions to the Charlotte community during the 2015-16 season. The award marks the sixth time that Hagel has earned the nomination from his team, winning the Yanick…

Checkers game closed to public tonight

Due to the worsening threat of more bad weather in the area from Winter Storm Jonas and poor conditions in the Bojangles’ Coliseum parking tonight, the Charlotte Checkers announced that tonight’s game against the Chicago Wolves will be closed to the public.  The game will proceed as scheduled at 7:00 p.m., and fans interested in…