New-look Hurricanes ready to open season tonight in Winnipeg

After an off-season that saw a lot of changes, the Carolina Hurricanes are ready to drop the puck on it’s 19th season in North Carolina with a long road trip that begins tonight in Winnipeg, Manitoba against the Winnipeg Jets(8:00 P.M., FOX Sports Carolinas, Hurricanes Radio Network), and for the Hurricanes third-year coach, Bill Peters,…

Canes extend the contract of Peters through 2018-19 season

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the team has signed head coach Bill Peters to a contract extension that will keep him with the franchise through the 2018-19 season. Peters was named the 13th head coach in the franchise’s history,…

Canes reveal 2016-17 schedule

RALEIGH, NC – The National Hockey League released its 2016-17 schedule for all of its member clubs today, and the Carolina Hurricanes will begin its season on Thursday, October 13th in Winnipeg against the Jets to begin a six-game road trip until October 26th, which will fall during the North Carolina State Fair.  The Hurricanes…

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…

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…