2010–11 Carolina Hurricanes season

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2010–11 Carolina Hurricanes
Division 3rd Southeast
Conference 9th Eastern
2010–11 record 40-31-11
Home record 22-14-5
Road record 18-17-6
Goals for 236
Goals against 239
Team information
General Manager Jim Rutherford
Coach Paul Maurice
Captain Eric Staal
Alternate captains Tim Gleason
Brandon Sutter
Arena RBC Center
Team leaders
Goals Eric Staal (33)
Assists Eric Staal (43)
Points Eric Staal (76)
Penalties in minutes Tim Gleason (85)
Plus/minus Brandon Sutter (+13)
Wins Cam Ward (37)
Goals against average Ward (2.56)
<2009–10 2011–12>

The 2010–11 Carolina Hurricanes season was the 32nd season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 22, 1979,[1] and 14th season since the franchise relocated to North Carolina to start the 1997–98 NHL season.

The Hurricanes posted a regular season record of 40 wins, 31 losses, and 11 overtime/shootout losses for 91 points, failing to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the second consecutive season.

Off-Season[edit]

On June 17, the Carolina Hurricanes announced that they will play seven games during the pre-season, six against NHL teams, and one against SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL.[2]

For their first-round selection, the Hurricanes selected Jeff Skinner at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. The Hurricanes had eight selections in all during the Draft.

Regular season[edit]

The first face off of the season, Hurricanes at Wild in Helsinki, Finland.

The Carolina Hurricanes started their 2010-11 season (as well as the 2010-11 NHL Season) with a two-game series in Helsinki, Finland against the Minnesota Wild. The Hurricanes swept the Wild in the two-game series, 18 year-old rookie Jeff Skinner had the sole shootout goal to win the second game for the Hurricanes.

After Helsinki, the Hurricanes embarked on a five-game, nine-day road trip starting in Ottawa and ending in Phoenix on the 23rd of October. The Hurricanes arrived in Raleigh with a 4-3-0 record, before the home opener against the Washington Capitals.[3]

Before the October 30th game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, General Manager Jim Rutherford announced that Jeff Skinner would stay with Carolina Hurricanes for the remainder of 2010-11 season.[4]

On November 17, GM Jim Rutherford announced that defenseman Anton Babchuk and right wing Tom Kostopoulos would be traded to the Calgary Flames for defenseman Ian White and center Brett Sutter in an effort to "stabilize" the Canes' defense following two lopsided losses to Montreal and Philadelphia.[5]

The Hurricanes claimed right wing Troy Bodie on waivers, and traded for center Ryan Carter both from the Anaheim Ducks, on November 16 and 23 respectively.[6][7] Bodie and Carter, along with Jiri Tlusty, are expected to bring more physicality to the Hurricanes' fourth line.[8]

The Hurricanes concluded the regular season with the most power-play opportunities in the League, with 346.[9]

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Southeast Division[10]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z-Washington Capitals 82 48 23 11 43 224 197 107
2 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 46 25 11 40 247 240 103
3 Carolina Hurricanes 82 40 31 11 35 236 239 91
4 Atlanta Thrashers 82 34 36 12 29 223 269 80
5 Florida Panthers 82 30 40 12 26 195 229 72

Conference standings[edit]

Eastern Conference
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z – Washington Capitals SE 82 48 23 11 43 224 197 107
2 y – Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 47 23 12 44 259 223 106
3 y – Boston Bruins NE 82 46 25 11 44 246 195 103
4 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 49 25 8 39 238 199 106
5 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 46 25 11 40 247 240 103
6 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 44 30 8 41 216 209 96
7 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 43 29 10 38 245 229 96
8 New York Rangers AT 82 44 33 5 35 233 198 93
8.5
9 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 40 31 11 35 236 239 91
10 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 37 34 11 32 218 251 85
11 New Jersey Devils AT 82 38 39 5 35 174 209 81
12 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 34 36 12 29 223 269 80
13 Ottawa Senators NE 82 32 40 10 30 192 250 74
14 New York Islanders AT 82 30 39 13 26 229 264 73
15 Florida Panthers SE 82 30 40 12 26 195 229 72

bold - qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; z – Placed first in conference (and division)
AT - Atlantic Division, NE - Northeast Division, SE - Southeast Division


Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

      Win       Loss       Overtime/shootout loss

Regular season[edit]

      Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

2010–11 Game Log

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = 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 

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Hurricanes. Stats reflect time with Hurricanes only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Ward, CamCam Ward 74 4318 37 26 10 184 2.56 2375 .923 4 0 1 0
Peters, JustinJustin Peters 12 648 3 5 1 43 3.98 343 .875 0 0 0 4

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Hurricanes. Stats reflect time with Hurricanes only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Eric Staal[11] NHL Third Star of the Week December 20, 2010
Jussi Jokinen[12] NHL First Star of the Week January 17, 2011
Eric Staal[13] NHL First Star of the Week January 31, 2011
Jeff Skinner[14] NHL Rookie of the Month January 2011
Jeff Skinner[15] Calder Memorial Trophy June 2011

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Zac Dalpe 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 7, 2010
Jeff Skinner 1st Career NHL Game October 7, 2010
Jeff Skinner 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 8, 2010
Jeff Skinner 1st Career NHL Goal October 20, 2010
Tim Gleason 400th Career NHL Game October 23, 2010
Jon Matsumoto 1st Career NHL Game November 1, 2010
Jon Matsumoto 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
November 3, 2010
Jussi Jokinen 400th Career NHL Game November 5, 2010
Joe Corvo 500th Career NHL Game November 6, 2010
Jiri Tlusty 100th Career NHL Game November 11, 2010
Eric Staal 200th Career NHL Goal
11th Career Hat Trick
November 17, 2010
Eric Staal 500th Career NHL Game November 24, 2010
Tuomo Ruutu 400th Career NHL Game November 26, 2010
Patrick Dwyer 100th Career NHL Game December 15, 2010
Cam Ward 300th Career NHL Game December 23, 2010
Tuomo Ruutu 100th Career NHL Goal December 26, 2010
Zac Dalpe 1st Career NHL Goal January 1, 2011
Jay Harrison 100th Career NHL Game January 15, 2011
Erik Cole 200th Career NHL Assist February 22, 2011
Erik Cole 600th Career NHL Game February 25, 2011
Troy Bodie 100th Career NHL Game February 25, 2011
Joni Pitkanen 200th Career NHL Assist February 25, 2011
Jussi Jokinen 100th Career NHL Goal February 26, 2011
Bryan Allen 100th Career NHL Point March 9, 2011
Chad LaRose 400th Career NHL Game March 29, 2011
Drayson Bowman 1st Career NHL Assist March 30, 2011
Tim Gleason 100th Career NHL Point April 2, 2011
Brandon Sutter 200th Career NHL Game April 2, 2011
Eric Staal 500th Career NHL Point April 3, 2011

Transactions[edit]

The Hurricanes have been involved in the following transactions during the 2010–11 season.

Draft picks[edit]

The 2010 NHL Entry Draft was held in Los AngelesCalifornia.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 53 Jeff Skinner C  Canada Kitchener Rangers (Ontario Hockey League)
2 7 Justin Faulk D  United States U.S. National U-18 Team (United States Hockey League)
2 53 (from Buffalo via San Jose) Mark Alt D  United States Cretin-Derham Hall (United States High School-MN)
3 67 Danny Biega D  Canada Harvard Crimson (ECAC Hockey)
3 85 (from Vancouver) Austin Levi D  United States Plymouth Whalers (Ontario Hockey League)
4 105 (from Boston via Anaheim) Justin Shugg LW  Canada Windsor Spitfires (Ontario Hockey League)
6 167 (from Colorado) Tyler Stahl D  Canada Chilliwack Bruins (Western Hockey League)
7 187 Frederik Andersen G  Denmark Frederikshavn White Hawks (AL-Bank Ligaen)

Farm teams[edit]

American Hockey League[edit]

The Charlotte Checkers are the Hurricanes' American Hockey League affiliate for the 2010–11 AHL season. The Checkers' ECHL franchise was folded and the Albany River Rats relocated to Charlotte as a replacement. The strategic partnership was designed to reduce travel costs and increase support for the organization across the state.

East Coast Hockey League[edit]

The Florida Everblades are the Hurricanes East Coast Hockey League affiliate.

Final roster[edit]

Updated March 10, 2011.[55]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
5 Canada Allen, BryanBryan Allen D L 34 2011 Kingston, Ontario
20 Canada Bodie, TroyTroy Bodie RW L 29 2010 Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
21 United States Bowman, DraysonDrayson Bowman C L 25 2007 Grand Rapids, Michigan
26 United States Cole, ErikErik Cole RW L 35 2009 Oswego, New York
77 United States Corvo, JoeJoe Corvo D R 37 2010 Oak Park, Illinois
39 United States Dwyer, PatrickPatrick Dwyer RW R 31 2006 Great Falls, Montana
6 United States Gleason, TimTim Gleason (A) D L 31 2006 Clawson, Michigan
44 Canada Harrison, JayJay Harrison D L 31 2009 Oshawa, Ontario
36 Finland Jokinen, JussiJussi Jokinen LW L 31 2009 Kalajoki, Finland
33 Canada Joslin, DerekDerek Joslin D L 27 2011 Richmond Hill, Ontario
59 United States LaRose, ChadChad LaRose RW R 32 2003 Fraser, Michigan
4 United States McBain, JamieJamie McBain D R 26 2006 Edina, Minnesota
60 Canada Peters, JustinJustin Peters G L 28 2004 Blyth, Ontario
25 Finland Pitkanen, JoniJoni Pitkanen D L 31 2008 Oulu, Finland
15 Finland Ruutu, TuomoTuomo Ruutu RW L 31 2008 Vantaa, Finland
71 Canada Samson, JeromeJerome Samson RW R 27 2007 Greenfield Park, Quebec
53 Canada Skinner, JeffJeff Skinner C L 22 2010 Markham, Ontario
12 Canada Staal, EricEric Staal (C) C L 30 2003 Thunder Bay, Ontario
61 Canada Stillman, CoryCory Stillman LW L 40 2011 Peterborough, Ontario
16 Canada Sutter, BrandonBrandon Sutter (A) C R 25 2007 Huntington, New York
19 Czech Republic Tlusty, JiriJiri Tlusty LW L 26 2009 Slaný, Czechoslovakia
30 Canada Ward, CamCam Ward G L 30 2002 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 35. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  2. ^ Hurricanes Announce 2010 Preseason Schedule
  3. ^ Canes Make it Through Demanding Start
  4. ^ Skinner Decision a No-Brainer
  5. ^ Trade Will Help "Stabilize" Defense
  6. ^ a b Canes Claim Troy Bodie on Waivers from Ducks
  7. ^ a b Canes Acquire Ryan Carter from Anaheim Ducks
  8. ^ Canes Pleased with New-Look Fourth Line
  9. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2011.html
  10. ^ "2010–11 Standings by Division". National Hockey League. 
  11. ^ Duchene tops NHL's 'Three Stars of the Week'
  12. ^ Jokinen tops NHL's 'Three Stars of the Week'
  13. ^ Eric Staal tops NHL's 'Three Stars of the Week'
  14. ^ Canes' Skinner named NHL Rookie of the Month
  15. ^ 2011 NHL Awards winners
  16. ^ Canes Acquire Jared Staal from Phoenix Coyotes
  17. ^ Canes Acquire Bobby Sanguinetti from NY Rangers
  18. ^ Canes Acquire Jonathan Matsumoto from Flyers
  19. ^ Canes Add 10 Players on Day Two
  20. ^ Canes Acquire Ian White and Brett Sutter From Flames
  21. ^ Canes Acquire Defenseman Derek Joslin from Sharks
  22. ^ Canes Deal White to Sharks for Second-Round Pick
  23. ^ Hurricanes Acquire Cory Stillman from Panthers
  24. ^ Canes Acquire Bryan Allen from Florida Panthers
  25. ^ Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Anton Babchuk
  26. ^ Corvo Agrees to Two-Year Contract with Canes
  27. ^ Carolina Hurricanes Sign Patrick O'Sullivan
  28. ^ COYOTES SIGN RAY WHITNEY TO TWO-YEAR CONTRACT
  29. ^ SABRES SIGN TIM CONBOY
  30. ^ "U.S. NHL defender to Genève". Genève-Servette HC. 2010-07-27. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  31. ^ Alexandre Picard signs 1-year deal
  32. ^ Lightning Sign Free Agent Center Mike Angelidis
  33. ^ Flyers Sign Michael Ryan
  34. ^ Wild Lands O'Sullivan; Loses Latendresse
  35. ^ Flames claim Brett Carson off waivers
  36. ^ Rod Brind'Amour Announces Retirement
  37. ^ Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Jared Staal
  38. ^ Canes Agree to Terms with Prospect Matt Kennedy
  39. ^ Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Jiri Tlusty
  40. ^ Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Jay Harrison
  41. ^ Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Jerome Samson
  42. ^ Canes Agree to Terms with Zack Fitzgerald
  43. ^ Canes Agree to Terms to with Jonathan Matsumoto
  44. ^ Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Justin Peters
  45. ^ a b Canes Agree to Terms with Blanchard, Borer
  46. ^ Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Nick Dodge
  47. ^ Hurricanes Sign Goaltender Justin Pogge
  48. ^ Canes Sign Bryan Rodney to One-Year Contract
  49. ^ Canes Sign Riley Nash to Entry-Level Contract
  50. ^ Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Brett Carson
  51. ^ Hurricanes Sign Skinner to Entry-Level Contract
  52. ^ Canes Sign Rasmus Rissanen to Entry-Level Contract
  53. ^ Canes Agree to Terms with Justin Krueger
  54. ^ Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Justin Faulk
  55. ^ "Carolina Hurricanes - Team - Roster". Carolina Hurricanes. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 

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