2006–07 Carolina Hurricanes season

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2006–07 Carolina Hurricanes
Division 3rd Southeast
Conference 11th Eastern
2006–07 record 40–34–8
Goals for 241
Goals against 253
Team information
General Manager Jim Rutherford
Coach Peter Laviolette
Captain Rod Brind'Amour
Alternate captains Kevyn Adams (Oct-Jan)
Cory Stillman
Glen Wesley
Ray Whitney (Jan-Apr)
Arena RBC Center
Team leaders
Goals Justin Williams (33)
Assists Rod Brind'Amour (56)
Points Ray Whitney (83)
Penalties in minutes Mike Commodore (113)
Plus/minus Glen Wesley (+11)
Wins Cam Ward (30)
Goals against average Cam Ward (2.93)
<2005–06 2007–08>

The 2006–07 Carolina Hurricanes season began as the defending Stanley Cup champions started to defend their title. The Hurricanes didn't make any huge changes to their roster, hoping that their lineup would be enough to get them a repeat as league champions. However, due to many factors, including a shortened offseason due to last season's Stanley Cup run, injuries and disappointing performances from the team's young stars (including Eric Staal and Cam Ward), the team failed to qualify for the post-season becoming the first team since the 1995-96 New Jersey Devils to miss the playoffs after winning the cup the previous year.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Southeast Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 3 Atlanta Thrashers 82 43 28 11 246 245 97
2 7 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 44 33 5 253 261 93
3 11 Carolina Hurricanes 82 40 34 8 241 253 88
4 12 Florida Panthers 82 35 31 16 247 257 86
5 14 Washington Capitals 82 28 40 14 235 286 70

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Note: No. = Division rank, CR = Conference rank, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Eastern Conference[2]
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 P - Buffalo Sabres NE 82 53 22 7 308 242 113
2 Y - New Jersey Devils AT 82 49 24 9 216 201 107
3 Y - Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 43 28 11 246 201 97
4 X - Ottawa Senators NE 82 48 25 9 288 222 105
5 X - Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 47 24 11 277 246 105
6 X - New York Rangers AT 82 42 30 10 242 216 94
7 X - Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 44 33 5 253 261 93
8 X - New York Islanders AT 82 40 30 12 248 240 92
8.5
9 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 40 31 11 258 269 91
10 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 42 34 6 245 256 90
11 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 40 34 8 241 253 88
12 Florida Panthers SE 82 35 31 16 247 257 86
13 Boston Bruins NE 82 35 41 6 219 289 76
14 Washington Capitals SE 82 28 40 14 235 286 70
15 Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 22 48 12 214 303 56
Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

P- Clinched Presidents Trophy; Y- Clinched Division; X- Clinched Playoff spot


Schedule and results[edit]

October[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
1 October 4 Buffalo 3 – 2 Carolina SO Ward 18,840 0–0–1 1
2 October 6 New Jersey 4 – 0 Carolina Ward 18,639 0–1–1 1
3 October 7 Carolina 2 – 5 Washington Ward 16,622 0–2–1 1
4 October 11 Carolina 3 – 6 Florida Grahame 14,312 0–3–1 1
5 October 13 Carolina 4 – 3 Atlanta Ward 13,106 1–3–1 3
6 October 14 Carolina 5 – 1 Pittsburgh Ward 14,351 2–3–1 5
7 October 16 Carolina 5 – 1 Tampa Bay Ward 19,815 3–3–1 7
8 October 20 Carolina 4 – 5 Buffalo Ward 18,690 3–4–1 7
9 October 21 Carolina 3 – 4 NY Islanders OT Grahame 12,349 3–4–2 8
10 October 25 Atlanta 4 – 5 Carolina OT Ward 15,008 4–4–2 10
11 October 26 Carolina 1 – 5 Tampa Bay Ward 19,826 4–5–2 10
12 October 28 Tampa Bay 4 – 6 Carolina Ward 18,639 5–5–2 12

November[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
13 November 1 Carolina 5 – 2 Atlanta Ward 14,277 6–5–2 14
14 November 2 Montreal 4 – 0 Carolina Ward 16,486 6–6–2 14
15 November 4 Carolina 3 – 2 Ottawa Ward 19,548 7–6–2 16
16 November 7 Carolina 2 – 3 New Jersey SO Ward 10,986 7–6–3 17
17 November 9 Washington 0 – 5 Carolina Ward 18,639 8–6–3 19
18 November 11 Pittsburgh 2 – 6 Carolina Ward 18,726 9–6–3 21
19 November 13 Buffalo 7 – 4 Carolina Ward 14,387 9–7–3 21
20 November 15 NY Rangers 1 – 2 Carolina Ward 16,080 10–7–3 23
21 November 17 Carolina 4 – 1 Washington Grahame 12,683 11–7–3 25
22 November 18 Dallas 4 – 5 Carolina Ward 18,639 12–7–3 27
23 November 21 Carolina 0 – 4 NY Rangers Ward 18,200 12–8–3 27
24 November 22 Carolina 2 – 4 NY Islanders Grahame 12,419 12–9–3 27
25 November 24 Carolina 5 – 1 Boston Grahame 16,544 13–9–3 29
26 November 28 Ottawa 4 – 1 Carolina Grahame 14,393 13–10–3 29
27 November 30 Montreal 2 – 4 Carolina Ward 13,103 14–10–3 31

December[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
28 December 2 Boston 2 – 5 Carolina Ward 18,639 15–10–3 33
29 December 5 Carolina 0 – 3 Calgary Grahame 19,289 15–11–3 33
30 December 6 Carolina 1 – 3 Edmonton Ward 16,839 15–12–3 33
31 December 8 Carolina 3 – 4 Vancouver OT Ward 18,630 15–12–4 34
32 December 11 Carolina 2 – 5 Colorado Grahame 17,214 15–13–4 34
33 December 15 Toronto 5 – 3 Carolina Ward 18,639 15–14–4 34
34 December 16 Carolina 3 – 2 Tampa Bay Ward 18,634 16–14–4 36
35 December 19 Carolina 2 – 1 Philadelphia Ward 19,111 17–14–4 38
36 December 22 NY Islanders 1 – 5 Carolina Ward 18,252 18–14–4 40
37 December 23 Carolina 3 – 2 Florida OT Grahame 16,147 19–14–4 42
38 December 26 Florida 2 – 4 Carolina Ward 18,639 20–14–4 44
39 December 28 Carolina 1 – 4 Buffalo Grahame 18,690 20–15–4 44
40 December 29 Anaheim 2 – 4 Carolina Ward 18,790 21–15–4 46
41 December 31 Philadelphia 5 – 2 Carolina Ward 18,796 21–16–4 46

January[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
42 January 2 Carolina 0 – 3 Pittsburgh Ward 16,957 21–17–4 46
43 January 4 Phoenix 2 – 0 Carolina Ward 15,096 21–18–4 46
44 January 6 NY Islanders 2 – 4 Carolina Ward 18,639 22–18–4 48
45 January 9 Carolina 4 – 1 Toronto Ward 19,447 23–18–4 50
46 January 11 Florida 4 – 6 Carolina Grahame 13,552 24–18–4 52
47 January 13 Atlanta 4 – 3 Carolina SO Ward 18,639 24–18–5 53
48 January 16 Carolina 3 – 2 Florida OT Grahame 10,317 25–18–5 55
49 January 18 Washington 5 – 2 Carolina Grahame 16,285 25–19–5 55
50 January 20 Tampa Bay 6 – 5 Carolina SO Ward 18,196 25–19–6 56
51 January 26 Washington 2 – 6 Carolina Ward 18,044 26–19–6 58
52 January 27 Carolina 3 – 7 Washington Ward 16,924 26–20–6 58
53 January 30 Toronto 4 – 1 Carolina Ward 16,533 26–21–6 58

February[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
54 February 1 Tampa Bay 4 – 0 Carolina Grahame 16,635 26–22–6 58
55 February 3 Boston 4 – 3 Carolina OT Ward 18,665 26–22–7 59
56 February 6 Carolina 2 – 1 Montreal Ward 21,273 27–22–7 61
57 February 8 Carolina 5 – 2 Boston Ward 13,014 28–22–7 63
58 February 10 Carolina 4 – 5 Minnesota Grahame 18,568 28–23–7 63
59 February 13 Los Angeles 1 – 2 Carolina Ward 15.765 29–23–7 65
60 February 15 NY Rangers 4 – 1 Carolina Ward 17,255 29–24–7 65
61 February 17 Carolina 5 – 3 Montreal Ward 21,273 30–24–7 67
62 February 20 Atlanta 3 – 1 Carolina Ward 16,228 30–25–7 67
63 February 22 Philadelphia 2 – 3 Carolina OT Grahame 14,533 31–25–7 69
64 February 24 Carolina 4 – 1 Atlanta Grahame 18,744 32–25–7 71
65 February 27 Ottawa 4 – 2 Carolina Grahame 17,812 32–26–7 71
66 February 28 Carolina 0 – 2 Ottawa Ward 19,261 32–27–7 71

March[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
67 March 2 Pittsburgh 2 – 3 Carolina Ward 18,793 33–27–7 73
68 March 4 Carolina 1 – 3 Atlanta Grahame 17,783 33–28–7 73
69 March 9 Carolina 3 – 0 Washington Ward 13,970 34–28–7 75
70 March 11 Carolina 1 – 2 NY Rangers SO Grahame 18,200 34–28–8 76
71 March 13 Florida 1 – 3 Carolina Grahame 18,639 35–28–8 78
72 March 15 New Jersey 3 – 2 Carolina Grahame 18,279 35–29–8 78
73 March 17 Carolina 7 – 2 New Jersey Grahame 15,490 36–29–8 80
74 March 22 Washington 3 – 4 Carolina Ward 18,740 37–29–8 82
75 March 24 San Jose 4 – 6 Carolina Ward 18,763 38–29–8 84
76 March 27 Carolina 1 – 6 Toronto Ward 19,559 38–30–8 84
77 March 28 Carolina 1 – 5 Philadelphia Grahame 19,123 38–31–8 84
78 March 30 Tampa Bay 4 – 2 Carolina Ward 18,639 38–32–8 84

April[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
79 April 1 Carolina 4 – 3 Florida OT Ward 17,878 39–32–8 86
80 April 3 Carolina 2 – 3 Tampa Bay Ward 20,224 39–33–8 86
81 April 6 Atlanta 4 – 3 Carolina Ward 17,158 39–34–8 86
82 April 7 Florida 4 – 5 Carolina OT Grahame 18.639 40–34–8 88
  • Green background indicates win.
  • Red background indicates regulation loss.
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss.

Playoffs[edit]

Did not qualify.

Player stats[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Whitney, RayRay Whitney LW 81 32 51 83 46 -5 6 0 6
Brind'Amour, RodRod Brind'Amour C 78 26 56 82 46 7 9 2 5
Staal, EricEric Staal C 82 30 40 70 68 -6 12 1 1
Williams, JustinJustin Williams RW 82 33 34 67 73 -11 12 2 8
Cole, ErikErik Cole LW 71 29 32 61 76 2 9 0 4
Walker, ScottScott Walker RW 81 21 30 51 45 -10 6 0 6
Commodore, MikeMike Commodore D 82 7 22 29 113 0 0 2 1
Stillman, CoryCory Stillman LW 43 5 22 27 24 -8 1 0 0
Ladd, AndrewAndrew Ladd LW 65 11 10 21 46 1 2 0 3
Belanger, EricEric Belanger C 56 8 12 20 14 -2 3 0 1
LaRose, ChadChad LaRose RW 80 6 12 18 10 -2 0 2 0
Tanabe, DavidDavid Tanabe D 60 5 12 17 44 5 2 0 0
Adams, CraigCraig Adams RW 82 7 7 14 54 -9 0 1 1
Hutchinson, AndrewAndrew Hutchinson D 41 3 11 14 30 0 2 0 0
Babchuk, AntonAnton Babchuk D 52 2 12 14 30 -6 0 0 2
Wesley, GlenGlen Wesley D 68 1 12 13 56 11 0 1 1
Wallin, NiclasNiclas Wallin D 67 2 8 10 48 -2 0 0 0
Hedican, BretBret Hedican D 50 0 10 10 36 -8 0 0 0
Vasicek, JosefJosef Vasicek C 25 2 7 9 22 -6 0 0 0
Kaberle, FrantisekFrantisek Kaberle D 27 2 6 8 20 8 1 0 1
Letowski, TrevorTrevor Letowski RW 61 2 6 8 18 -8 0 0 0
Gleason, TimTim Gleason D 57 2 4 6 57 -10 1 0 0
Seidenberg, DennisDennis Seidenberg D 20 1 5 6 2 -12 0 0 0
Adams, KevynKevyn Adams C 35 2 2 4 17 -10 0 1 0
Grahame, JohnJohn Grahame G 28 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 0
Bayda, RyanRyan Bayda LW 9 1 1 2 2 -1 0 0 0
Carter, AnsonAnson Carter RW 10 1 0 1 2 -3 1 0 0
Aucoin, KeithKeith Aucoin C 8 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Ward, CamCam Ward G 60 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0
Gove, DavidDavid Gove C/RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Ward, CamCam Ward 3422 60 30 21 6 167 2.93 2 1625 1458 .897
Grahame, JohnJohn Grahame 1515 28 10 13 2 72 2.85 0 702 630 .897
Team: 4937 82 40 34 8 239 2.90 2 2327 2088 .897

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Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

July 18, 2006 To Carolina Hurricanes
Scott Walker
To Nashville Predators
Josef Vasicek
September 29, 2006 To Carolina Hurricanes
Tim Gleason
Eric Belanger
To Los Angeles Kings
Jack Johnson
Oleg Tverdovsky
November 21, 2006 To Carolina Hurricanes
Jakub Petruzalek
conditional pick in 2008
To New York Rangers
Brad Isbister
November 29, 2006 To Carolina Hurricanes
Mark Flood
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Derrick Walser
January 8, 2007 To Carolina Hurricanes
Dennis Seidenberg
To Phoenix Coyotes
Kevyn Adams
February 9, 2007 To Carolina Hurricanes
Josef Vasicek
To Nashville Predators
Eric Belanger
February 23, 2007 To Carolina Hurricanes
Anson Carter
To Columbus Blue Jackets
5th round pick in 2008

Free agents acquired[edit]

Player Former Team
G John Grahame Tampa Bay Lightning
F Trevor Letowski Columbus Blue Jackets
D Tim Conboy San Jose Sharks
F Jesse Boulerice St. Louis Blues
D David Tanabe Boston Bruins
D Brad Isbister Boston Bruins

Free agents lost[edit]

Player New Team
F Matt Cullen New York Rangers
G Martin Gerber Ottawa Senators
F Doug Weight St. Louis Blues
D Aaron Ward New York Rangers
F Mark Recchi Pittsburgh Penguins

Roster[edit]

2006–07 Carolina Hurricanes Roster

Goaltenders:

30 – Ward 47 – Grahame 50 – Kowalski 

Defensemen

2 – Wesley 4 – Seidenberg 5 – Kaberle 6 – Hedican 7 – Wallin 8 – Gleason 22 – Commodore 28 – Hutchinson 45 – Tanabe 48 – Babchuk 

Forwards

11 – Williams 12 – Staal 13 – Whitney 16 – Ladd 17 – Brind'Amour 18 – Bayda 19 – Letowski 24 – Walker 26 – Cole 27 – Adams 59 – LaRose 61 – Stillman 63 – Vasicek 77 – Carter 

General ManagerJim Rutherford •  CoachPeter Laviolette

Draft picks[edit]

Carolina's picks at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver, British Columbia.[4]

Round # Player Nationality NHL Team College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 63 Jamie McBain (D)  United States Carolina Hurricanes US National Team Development Program (NAHL),
University of Wisconsin (NCAA)
3 93 Harrison Reed (RW)  Canada Carolina Hurricanes Sarnia Sting (OHL)
4 123 Bobby Hughes (C)  Canada Carolina Hurricanes Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
5 153 Stefan Chaput (C)  Canada Carolina Hurricanes Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL)
6 183 Nick Dodge (RW)  Canada Carolina Hurricanes Clarkson University (NCAA)
7 213 Justin Krueger (D)   Switzerland Carolina Hurricanes Cornell University (NCAA)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy et al, ed. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 157. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  2. ^ "2006–2007 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2006-07 Carolina Hurricanes Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
  4. ^ 2006 NHL Entry Draft Results nhl.com - accessed December 28, 2006