2009–10 Carolina Hurricanes season

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2009–10 Carolina Hurricanes
Division 3rd Southeast
Conference 11th Eastern
2009–10 record 35–37–10
Home record 21–17–2
Road record 13–20–8
Goals for 230
Goals against 256
Team information
General Manager Jim Rutherford
Coach Paul Maurice
Captain Rod Brind'Amour (Oct-Jan)
Eric Staal (Jan-Apr)
Alternate captains Eric Staal (Oct-Jan)
Rod Brind'Amour (Jan-Apr)
Ray Whitney
Arena RBC Center
Average attendance Average: 15,241 (83.9%)
Total: 624,873
Team leaders
Goals Jussi Jokinen (30)
Assists Eric Staal (41)
Points Eric Staal (70)
Penalties in minutes Tom Kostopoulos (106)
Plus/minus Andrew Alberts (+7)
Wins Cam Ward (18)
Goals against average Cam Ward (2.69)

The 2009–10 Carolina Hurricanes season was the franchise's 38th season, 31st season in the National Hockey League and 13th as the Hurricanes.

Off-Season[edit]

On June 15, 2009, the Carolina Hurricanes announced that they have agreed to terms with their current coaching staff. Head Coach Paul Maurice was signed to a multi-year contract. The club also announced Ron Francis will return as associate head coach and take on the additional title of director of player personnel, while Tom Barrasso has been named as an assistant coach, and assistant coaches Kevin McCarthy and Tom Rowe will remain in their roles moving forward and continue on their existing multi-year contracts.

On June 26, 2009, the Hurricanes drafted Philippe Paradis as their first-round, 27th overall selection. Prior to this, the Hurricanes had not had a first-round selection outside of the top 20 since they picked Jamie McBain in the second round, 63rd overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

On June 29, 2009, the Hurricanes announced that they have re-signed forward Jussi Jokinen to a two-year contract, with him earning $1.5 million in the upcoming 2009–10 season and $1.9 million in the 2010–11 season. Jokinen was acquired in a trade on February 7, 2009. He scored just one goal, but added 10 assists in 25 regular-season games, but was tied for second on the team for playoff points with 11 points (seven goals and four assists) in 18 games.

On July 24, 2009, the Carolina Hurricanes re-acquired defenceman Aaron Ward from the Boston Bruins in exchange for Patrick Eaves and a fourth-round draft pick in 2010. Ward has previously played with the club when they won the Stanley Cup back in 2006.

On July 28, 2009, the Carolina Hurricanes announced that they have bought-out the remainder of the contract for defenceman Frantisek Kaberle. Kaberle was slated to make $2.2 million during the 2009–10 season, however, with the buyout, he will now receive two-thirds ($1,467,700) of that amount over the next two seasons. Kaberle played 214 games with the club over the span of four seasons.

Pre-season[edit]

2009 Pre-season Game Log: 2–2–0 (Home: 1–1–0 ; Road: 1–1–0)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Record Recap
1 September 18 Nashville Predators 4 – 2 Carolina Hurricanes Cam Ward (0-1-0) 0-1-0 [1]
2 September 21 Carolina Hurricanes 2 – 4 Atlanta Thrashers Michael Leighton (0-1-0) 0-2-0 [2]
3 September 25 Atlanta Thrashers 3 – 4 Carolina Hurricanes Cam Ward (1-1-0) 1-2-0 [3]
4 September 26 Carolina Hurricanes 5 – 2 Nashville Predators Michael Leighton (1-1-0) 2-2-0 [4]

Regular season[edit]

The Hurricanes had the most power-play opportunities during the regular season, with 329.[5]

Divisional standings[edit]

Southeast Division[6]
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – Washington Capitals 82 54 15 13 318 233 121
2 Atlanta Thrashers 82 35 34 13 234 256 83
3 Carolina Hurricanes 82 35 37 10 230 256 80
4 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 34 36 12 217 260 80
5 Florida Panthers 82 32 37 13 208 244 77

Conference standings[edit]

Eastern Conference[7]
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – Washington Capitals SE 82 54 15 13 318 233 121
2 y – New Jersey Devils AT 82 48 27 7 222 191 103
3 y – Buffalo Sabres NE 82 45 27 10 235 207 100
4 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 47 28 7 257 237 101
5 Ottawa Senators NE 82 44 32 6 225 238 94
6 Boston Bruins NE 82 39 30 13 206 200 91
7 Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 41 35 6 236 225 88
8 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 39 33 10 217 223 88
8.5
9 New York Rangers AT 82 38 33 11 222 218 87
10 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 35 34 13 234 256 83
11 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 35 37 10 230 256 80
12 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 34 36 12 217 260 80
13 New York Islanders AT 82 34 37 11 222 264 79
14 Florida Panthers SE 82 32 37 13 208 244 77
15 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 30 38 14 214 267 74

bold – Qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; p – Won Presidents' Trophy (and division)

AT - Atlantic Division, NE - Northeast Division, SE - Southeast Division

Game log[edit]

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

2009–10 Game Log
October: 2–7–3 (Home: 2–2–1 ; Road: 0–5–2)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
1 October 2 Philadelphia 2-0 Carolina Hurricanes Ward 18,680 0-1-0 0
2 October 3 Carolina Hurricanes 2-7 Boston Ward 16,592 0-2-0 0
3 October 6 Tampa Bay 1-2 Carolina Hurricanes SO Ward 16,186 1-2-0 2
4 October 9 Florida Panthers 2-7 Carolina Hurricanes Ward 13,597 2-2-0 4
5 October 10 Carolina Hurricanes 2-5 Tampa Bay Ward 14,212 2-3-0 4
6 October 14 Pittsburgh 3-2 Carolina Hurricanes SO Ward 14,053 2-3-1 5
7 October 17 Carolina Hurricanes 0-2 New Jersey Ward 15,021 2-4-1 5
8 October 21 Carolina Hurricanes 3-4 N.Y. Islanders SO Ward 9,122 2-4-2 6
9 October 23 Carolina Hurricanes 4-5 Colorado Avalanche Ward 13,673 2-5-2 6
10 October 24 Carolina Hurricanes 2-3 Minnesota Wild OT Ward 18,145 2-5-3 7
11 October 28 St. Louis 5-2 Carolina Hurricanes Ward 15,549 2-6-3 7
12 October 31 Carolina Hurricanes 1-6 Philadelphia Leighton 19,076 2-7-3 7
November: 3–10–2 (Home: 3–5–1 ; Road: 0–5–1)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
13 November 1 San Jose 5-1 Carolina Hurricanes Ward 15,089 2-8-3 7
14 November 4 Carolina Hurricanes 0-3 Florida Panthers Ward 12,424 2-9-3 7
15 November 6 Toronto 3-2 Carolina Hurricanes Ward 14,164 2-10-3 7
16 November 7 Carolina Hurricanes 2-3 Columbus Leighton 14,850 2-11-3 7
17 November 11 Los Angeles 5-2 Carolina Hurricanes Legace 13,510 2-12-3 7
18 November 13 N.Y. Islanders 4-3 Carolina Hurricanes OT Legace 14,163 2-12-4 8
19 November 15 Minnesota Wild 4-5 Carolina Hurricanes SO Leighton 12,194 3-12-4 10
20 November 17 Carolina Hurricanes 2-3 Montreal SO Legace 21,273 3-12-5 11
21 November 19 Toronto 5-6 Carolina Hurricanes SO Legace 13,502 4-12-5 13
22 November 21 Tampa Bay 1-3 Carolina Hurricanes Legace 13,224 5-12-5 15
23 November 23 Carolina Hurricanes 0-2 Dallas Legace 16,243 5-13-5 15
24 November 25 Carolina Hurricanes 2-3 Anaheim Legace 14,766 5-14-5 15
25 November 27 Atlanta 6-4 Carolina Hurricanes Legace 14,463 5-15-5 15
26 November 28 Carolina Hurricanes 1-5 Buffalo Leighton 18,690 5-16-5 15
27 November 30 Washington 3-2 Carolina Hurricanes Leighton 12,797 5-17-5 15
December: 5–6–2 (Home: 3–3–1 ; Road: 2–3–1)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
28 December 5 Vancouver 3-5 Carolina Hurricanes Legace 14,990 6-17-5 17
29 December 7 Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 Pittsburgh Legace 16,964 7-17-5 19
30 December 9 Carolina Hurricanes 2-4 New Jersey Ward 12,013 7-18-5 19
31 December 11 Carolina Hurricanes 3-4 Washington OT Ward 18,277 7-18-6 20
32 December 12 Carolina Hurricanes 2-4 Ottawa Legace 16,229 7-19-6 20
33 December 16 Dallas 3-5 Carolina Hurricanes Ward 13,954 8-19-6 22
34 December 18 Carolina Hurricanes 3-6 Florida Panthers Ward 15,107 8-20-6 22
35 December 19 Florida Panthers 2-3 Carolina Hurricanes Ward 12,758 9-20-6 24
36 December 21 N.Y. Rangers 3-1 Carolina Hurricanes Ward 16,514 9-21-6 24
37 December 23 Montreal 5-1 Carolina Hurricanes Ward 14,820 9-22-6 24
38 December 26 Philadelphia 4-3 Carolina Hurricanes SO Ward 16,288 9-22-7 25
39 December 28 Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 Washington Ward 18,277 10-22-7 27
40 December 31 N.Y Rangers 2-1 Carolina Hurricanes Ward 16,947 10-23-7 27
January: 8–5–1 (Home: 5–2–0 ; Road: 3–3–1)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
41 January 2 Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 N.Y. Rangers OT Ward 18,200 11-23-7 29
42 January 7 Carolina Hurricanes 2-4 Nashville Ward 14,910 11-24-7 29
43 January 8 Colorado Avalanche 1-2 Carolina Hurricanes Ward 14,071 12-24-7 31
44 January 10 Ottawa 1-4 Carolina Hurricanes Ward 16,892 13-24-7 33
45 January 12 Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 Toronto Ward 19,120 14-24-7 35
46 January 14 Carolina Hurricanes 1-3 Detroit Ward 20,066 14-25-7 35
47 January 16 Atlanta 5-3 Carolina Hurricanes Ward 14,812 14-26-7 35
48 January 18 Tampa Bay 3-2 Carolina Hurricanes Ward 16,031 14-27-7 35
49 January 21 Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 Atlanta Ward 10,472 15-27-7 37
50 January 23 Carolina Hurricanes 2-4 Philadelphia Ward 19,732 15-28-7 37
51 January 24 Boston 1-5 Carolina Hurricanes Ward 13,512 16-28-7 39
52 January 27 Carolina Hurricanes 5-1 N.Y. Rangers Ward 18,200 17-28-7 41
53 January 28 N.Y. Islanders 1-4 Carolina Hurricanes Ward 15,473 18-28-7 43
54 January 30 Chicago 2-4 Carolina Hurricanes Ward 6,896 19-28-7 45
February: 5–2–0 (Home: 3–0–0 ; Road: 2–2–0)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
55 February 1 Carolina Hurricanes 2-4 Edmonton Ward 16,839 19-29-7 45
56 February 3 Carolina Hurricanes 1-4 Calgary Ward 19,289 19-30-7 45
57 February 5 Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 Buffalo Legace 18,690 20-30-7 47
58 February 6 Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 N.Y. Islanders Peters 12,709 21-30-7 49
59 February 9 Nashville 1-4 Carolina Hurricanes Legace 18,393 22-30-7 51
60 February 11 Buffalo 3-4 Carolina Hurricanes OT Legace 15,527 23-30-7 53
61 February 13 New Jersey 2-4 Carolina Hurricanes Peters 16,466 24-30-7 55
March: 9–5–2 (Home: 4–4–0 ; Road: 5–1–2)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
62 March 2 Carolina Hurricanes 5-1 Toronto Peters 19,096 25-30-7 57
63 March 4 Ottawa 1-4 Carolina Hurricanes Legace 17,048 26-30-7 59
64 March 6 Carolina Hurricanes 1-4 Florida Panthers Peters 16,202 26-31-7 59
65 March 7 Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 Atlanta Legace 15,306 27-31-7 61
66 March 10 Carolina Hurricanes 3-4 Washington OT Legace 18,277 27-31-8 62
67 March 11 Pittsburgh 3-4 Carolina Hurricanes OT Peters 16,426 28-31-8 64
68 March 13 Phoenix 4-0 Carolina Hurricanes Peters 17,690 28-32-8 64
69 March 16 Boston 5-2 Carolina Hurricanes Legace 15,832 28-33-8 64
70 March 18 Washington 3-4 Carolina Hurricanes OT Peters 18,144 29-33-8 66
71 March 20 Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 Pittsburgh OT Peters 17,090 30-33-8 68
72 March 21 Buffalo 5-3 Carolina Hurricanes Peters 15,311 30-34-8 68
73 March 23 Carolina Hurricanes 2-3 Tampa Bay OT Legace 13,009 30-34-9 69
74 March 25 Washington 2-3 Carolina Hurricanes SO Legace 18,046 31-34-9 71
75 March 27 Atlanta 4-0 Carolina Hurricanes Legace 16,108 31-35-9 71
76 March 29 Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 Atlanta Ward 13,440 32-35-9 73
77 March 31 Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 Montreal Ward 21,273 33-35-9 75
April: 2–2–1 (Home: 1–1–0 ; Road: 1–1–1)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
78 April 1 Carolina Hurricanes 3-4 Ottawa SO Legace 19,152 33-36-10 76
79 April 3 New Jersey 4-0 Carolina Hurricanes Ward 16,073 33-36-10 76
80 April 6 Carolina Hurricanes 8-5 Tampa Bay Ward 12,454 34-36-10 78
81 April 8 Montreal 2-5 Carolina Hurricanes Ward 18,680 35-36-10 80
82 April 10 Carolina Hurricanes 2-4 Boston Ward 17,565 35-37-10 80

Playoffs[edit]

Despite their great playoff run the previous year, the Hurricanes failed to make the 2010 playoffs for the first time since the 2007-08 season.

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); 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 47 2651 18 23 5 119 2.69 1409 .916 0 0 3 0
Legace, MannyManny Legace 28 1472 10 7 5 69 2.81 745 .907 1 0 1 0
Peters, JustinJustin Peters 9 488 6 3 0 23 2.83 241 .905 0 0 0 0
Leighton, MichaelMichael Leighton 7 350 1 4 0 25 4.28 164 .848 0 0 0 0

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[8] NHL Second Star of the Week April 12, 2010

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached

Transactions[edit]

The Hurricanes have been involved in the following transactions during the 2009–10 season.

Draft picks[edit]

The 2009 NHL Entry Draft was in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 27 Philippe Paradis (C)  Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
2 51 (from Calgary via Los Angeles) Brian Dumoulin (D)  United States New Hampshire Junior Monarchs (Eastern Junior Hockey League)
3 88 Mattias Lindstrom (LW)  Sweden Skelleftea AIK (J20 SuperElit)
5 131 (from Edmonton) Matt Kennedy (RW)  Canada Guelph Storm (OHL)
6 178 Rasmus Rissanen (D)  Finland KalPa Junior (SM-liiga)
7 208 Tommi Kivisto (D)  Finland Red Deer Rebels (Western Hockey League)

Farm teams[edit]

American Hockey League[edit]

The Albany River Rats are the Hurricanes American Hockey League affiliate for the 2009–10 AHL season.

ECHL[edit]

The Florida Everblades are the Hurricanes ECHL affiliate.

Final roster[edit]

Updated April 10, 2010.[45]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
53 United States Borer, CaseyCasey Borer D L 31 2004 Minneapolis
21 United States Bowman, DraysonDrayson Bowman C L 28 2007 Grand Rapids, Michigan
11 Canada Boychuk, ZachZach Boychuk C L 27 2008 Airdrie, Alberta
17 Canada Brind'Amour, RodRod Brind'Amour (A) C L 46 2000 Ottawa, Ontario
27 Canada Carson, BrettBrett Carson D R 31 2004 Regina, Saskatchewan
26 United States Cole, ErikErik Cole LW L 38 2009 Oswego, New York
39 United States Dwyer, PatrickPatrick Dwyer RW R 33 2006 Great Falls, Montana
6 United States Gleason, TimTim Gleason D L 34 2006 Clawson, Michigan
44 Canada Harrison, JayJay Harrison D L 34 2009 Oshawa, Ontario
36 Finland Jokinen, JussiJussi Jokinen LW L 34 2009 Kalajoki, Finland
29 Canada Kostopoulos, TomTom Kostopoulos RW R 38 2009 Mississauga, Ontario
59 United States LaRose, ChadChad LaRose RW R 35 2003 Fraser, Michigan
34 Canada Legace, MannyManny Legace G L 44 2009 Toronto
28 United States McBain, JamieJamie McBain D R 29 2006 Edina, Minnesota
45 Canada Picard, AlexandreAlexandre Picard D L 31 2010 Gatineau, Quebec
25 Finland Pitkanen, JoniJoni Pitkanen D L 33 2008 Oulu, Finland
5 United States Pothier, BrianBrian Pothier D R 40 2010 New Bedford, Massachusetts
33 Canada Rodney, BryanBryan Rodney D R 33 2007 London, Ontario
15 Finland Ruutu, TuomoTuomo Ruutu LW L 34 2008 Vantaa, Finland
67 Canada Samson, JeromeJerome Samson RW R 29 2007 Greenfield Park, Quebec
14 Russia Samsonov, SergeiSergei Samsonov LW R 38 2008 Moscow, Soviet Union
12 Canada Staal, EricEric Staal (C) C L 32 2003 Thunder Bay, Ontario
16 Canada Sutter, BrandonBrandon Sutter C R 28 2007 Huntington, New York
30 Canada Ward, CamCam Ward G L 33 2002 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
13 Canada Whitney, RayRay Whitney (A) LW R 45 2005 Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/recap.htm?id=2009010025
  2. ^ http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/recap.htm?id=2009010052
  3. ^ http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/recap.htm?id=2009010082
  4. ^ http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/recap.htm?id=2009010088
  5. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2010.html
  6. ^ "2009–2010 Standings by Division". National Hockey League. 
  7. ^ "2009–2010 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. 
  8. ^ Crosby, Staal, Backstrom are NHL's Stars of the Week
  9. ^ Canes Re-Acquire Defenseman Aaron Ward
  10. ^ Canes Acquire Rob Hennigar from Islanders
  11. ^ Hurricanes Acquire Jiri Tlusty from Toronto
  12. ^ Canes Trade Niclas Wallin to Sharks
  13. ^ Canes Trade Matt Cullen to Ottawa
  14. ^ Hurricanes Acquire Pogge, Pick from Ducks for Ward
  15. ^ Canes Trade Scott Walker to Washington
  16. ^ a b c Canes Acquire Pothier, Osala, Draft Pick for Corvo
  17. ^ Canes Agree to Terms with Matthew Pistilli
  18. ^ Canes Agree to Terms With Steven Goertzen
  19. ^ Canes Agree to Terms with Jay Harrison
  20. ^ Agree to Terms with Kostopoulos
  21. ^ a b Canes Agree Terms with Angelidis, Fitzgerald
  22. ^ Hurricanes Agree Terms with Andrew Alberts
  23. ^ Canes Agree to Terms with Stephane Yelle
  24. ^ Canes Agree to Terms with Manny Legace
  25. ^ Sharks Sign Four Players, Re-sign Vesce
  26. ^ Hurricanes Buy Out Frantisek Kaberle
  27. ^ Penguins Sign Forwards Brookbank, Smith
  28. ^ Seidenberg Added To Cats Blueline
  29. ^ Babchuk signs with Avangard Omsk
  30. ^ Penguins Sign Forward Ryan Bayda to One-Year Contract
  31. ^ Flyers Claim Leighton on Waivers
  32. ^ Canes Agree to Terms with Chris Terry
  33. ^ Canes Agree to Terms with Jokinen on Two-Year Deal
  34. ^ Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Erik Cole
  35. ^ a b Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Dwyer, Ryan
  36. ^ LaRose Agrees Terms on Two-Year Contract
  37. ^ a b Canes Agree to Terms with Borer, Peters
  38. ^ a b Hurricanes Agree Terms with Carson, Rodney
  39. ^ Ruutu, Canes Agree on Three-Year Deal
  40. ^ Canes, Ward Agree to Six-Year Contract
  41. ^ Canes Agree to Terms with Defenseman Kyle Lawson
  42. ^ Canes Agree to Terms with Zac Dalpe
  43. ^ Canes Agree to Terms with Michal Jordan
  44. ^ Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Jared Staal
  45. ^ "Carolina Hurricanes – Team – Roster". Carolina Hurricanes. Archived from the original on 2007-04-18. Retrieved 2009-04-10. 

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