On This Day

Carolina Hurricanes in History

Events in Sport

  • 1997-05-06 NHL Hartford Whalers become Carolina Hurricanes
  • 1997-09-13 Carolina Hurricane's 1st exhibition game beat NY Islanders 4-1
  • 1997-10-01 Carolina Hurricanes lose franchise's debut NHL game, 4-2 v Tampa Bay Lightning at the Ice Palace, Tampa, Florida
  • 1997-10-03 Carolina Hurricanes lose the NHL franchise's 1st home game, 4-3 vs Pittsburgh Penguins at the Greensboro Coliseum

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1999-10-02 Boston's Ray Bourque becomes highest goal-scoring defenseman in NHL history; 386th career goal in Bruins' 3-1 win v Carolina Hurricanes moves him 1 ahead of Paul Coffey

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque
NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey
  • 2002-05-28 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Carolina Hurricanes beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 2

Sports record brokenNHL Record

2002-06-13 Stanley Cup Final, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI: Detroit Red Wings beat Carolina Hurricanes, 3-1 for a 4-1 series win; Red Wings' 10th title; coach Scotty Bowman retires with record 9th title

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman
  • 2006-06-19 Stanley Cup Final, PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC: Carolina Hurricanes beat Edmonton Oilers, 3-1 for a 4-3 series victory; Hurricane's first Championship
  • 2009-05-26 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Carolina Hurricanes, 4 games to 0
  • 2019-02-18 NHL hockey team Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon agrees to invest $250 million into the Alliance of American Football; named new chairman of the AAF

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1963-03-01 Ron Francis, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Stanley Cup 1991, 92; Pittsburgh Penguins; NHL All-Star 1983, 85, 90, 96) and executive (Carolina Hurricanes; Seattle 2021), born in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
  • 1966-05-23 Gary Roberts, Canadian ice hockey left wing (NHL All-Star 1992, 93, 2004; Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in North York, Ontario
  • 1967-01-29 Sean Burke, Canadian ice hockey goalie (NHL All-Star 1989, 2001, 02; Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968-10-02 Glen Wesley, Canadian NHL defenceman, coach and administrator (Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes), born in Red Deer, Alberta
  • 1970-08-09 Rod Brind'Amour, Canadian NHL center, 1989-2010 (St. Louis Blues, Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes, Team Canada 98), and coach (Carolina Hurricanes, since 2018), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1979-11-07 Mike Commodore, Canadian professional hockey player (Carolina Hurricanes), born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
  • 1981-10-04 Justin Williams, Canadian NHL right wing (World C’ship gold 2004, 07; Stanley Cup 2006, 12, 14; Carolina Hurricanes, LA Kings), born in Cobourg, Ontario
  • 1984-02-29 Cam Ward, Canadian ice hockey goalie (Stanley Cup 2006, Carolina Hurricanes; Conn Smythe Trophy 2006; NHL All Star 2011; World C'ship gold 2007), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • 1988-09-10 Jordan Staal, Canadian ice hockey player (Carolina Hurricane), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario

Weddings in Sport

  • 2000-07-08 Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi (28) weds Carolina Hurricanes ice hockey player Bret Hedican (29) at the Mauna Lani Resort in Kona, Hawaii