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…

Brind’Amour tapped for induction into NC Sports Hall of Fame

RALEIGH, NC – The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame today announced that Rod Brind’Amour, a former Carolina Hurricanes player and currently an assistant coach with the team, has been selected for induction into the hall as a part of the 2016 class.  He will be just the second hockey player inducted into the NCSHOF,…

Hurricanes broadcaster Chuck Kaiton named North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year

RALEIGH, NC – The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association(NSSA) announced today that Chuck Kaiton, the longtime radio play-by-play voice of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, was named the 2015 North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year.  Kaiton will be honored at the organization’s ceremony, which will take place during the NSSA’s Awards Weekend from June…

Justin Faulk named NHL’s Third Star of the Week

RALEIGH, NC – The National Hockey League announced today that Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk was named the Third Star of the Week for the week ending December 13th.  Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford, and Taylor Hall from the Edmonton Oilers were named the league’s first and second stars respectively. The 23-year old Faulk scored…

Checkers McGinn receives AHL Player of the Week Honors

Coming off a 5 point performance in two of the Charlotte Checkers road victories last week, forward Brock McGinn was named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week as announced by the league earlier today. The honor is the first for McGinn, who has 12 points in 12 games this season with Charlotte.  He still ranks…