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The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League . The Hurricanes play their home games at the 18,680-seat PNC Arena. The franchise was formed in 1971 as the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association , and joined the NHL in 1979 as part of the NHL–WHA merger, renaming themselves the Hartford Whalers. The team relocated to North Carolina in 1997 and won its first Stanley Cup during the 2005–06 season, beating the Edmonton Oilers, four games to three.

Carolina Hurricanes
2016–17 Carolina Hurricanes season
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Conference Eastern
Division Metropolitan
Founded 1972
History New England Whalers
1972–1979 (WHA)
Hartford Whalers
1979–1997 (NHL)
Carolina Hurricanes
1997–present
Home arena PNC Arena
City Raleigh, North Carolina
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Colors Red, White, Silver, Black
                   
Media Fox Sports South
ESPN The Fan (99.9 FM)
The Buzz (620 AM)
Owner(s) Peter Karmanos
General manager Ron Francis
Head coach Bill Peters
Captain Vacant
Minor league affiliates Charlotte Checkers (AHL)
Florida Everblades (ECHL)
Stanley Cups 1 (2005–06)
Conference championships 2 (2001–02, 2005–06)
Presidents' Trophy 0
Division championships 3 (1998–99, 2001–02, 2005–06)
Official website www.nhl.com/hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Hurricanes play their home games at the 18,680-seat PNC Arena. The franchise was formed in 1971 as the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association (WHA), and joined the NHL in 1979 as part of the NHL–WHA merger, renaming themselves the Hartford Whalers. The team relocated to North Carolina in 1997 and won its first Stanley Cup during the 2005–06 season, beating the Edmonton Oilers, four games to three.