List of Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes general managers

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Ron Francis is the current general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Carolina Hurricanes are an American professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. They play in the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL).[1] The team joined the NHL in 1979 as an expansion team as the Hartford Whalers, but moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 1997. Having first played at the Greensboro Coliseum, the Hurricanes have played their home games at the PNC Arena, which was first named the Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena, since 1999.[2] There have been eight general managers in franchise history since entering the NHL.[3]

Key[edit]

Key of terms and definitions
Term Definition
No. Number of general managers[a]
Ref(s) References
Does not apply
dagger Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder category

General managers[edit]

General managers of the Carolina Hurricanes franchise
No. Name Appointment Departure Accomplishments and events during this term Ref(s)
Jack Kelley April 1, 1972 December 26, 1975 [4][5]
Ron Ryan December 26, 1975 May 5, 1977 [5][6]
1 Jack Kelley May 5, 1977 April 2, 1981 [6][7]
2 Larry Pleau April 2, 1981 May 2, 1983 [7][8]
3 Emile Francisdagger May 2, 1983 May 11, 1989
  • 1 division title and 4 playoff appearances
[8][9]
4 Ed Johnston May 11, 1989 May 12, 1992
  • 3 playoff appearances
[9][10]
5 Brian Burke May 26, 1992 October 6, 1993
  • 0 playoff appearances
[11][12]
6 Paul Holmgren October 6, 1993 June 28, 1994
  • 0 playoff appearances
[12][13]
7 Jim Rutherford June 28, 1994 April 28, 2014 [3][13]
8 Ron Francis April 28, 2014
  • 0 playoff appearances
[3]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of general managers of the franchise. Thus any general manager who has two or more separate terms as general manager is only counted once. WHA general managers are not counted towards the total.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Teams". NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved 2008-12-24. 
  2. ^ "Arena Info". RBC Center. Retrieved 2008-12-24. 
  3. ^ a b c d Williams, Terrell (April 28, 2014). "Ron Francis Named Hurricanes General Manager". Carolina Hurricanes. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Whaler entry in new WHA taps BU's Kelley as coach". Bennington Banner. January 24, 1972. p. 7. Retrieved July 15, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ a b "Blackburn named Whalers head coach". The Pantagraph. December 27, 1975. p. 14. Retrieved July 15, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ a b "Jack Kelley returning to NE Whalers". Bangor Daily News. May 7, 1977. p. 17. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "COACH PLEAU ADDS DUTIES AS WHALERS DROP KELLEY". The New York Times. April 2, 1981. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Francis Looks To Build Whalers Into Winner" (PDF). The Journal-Register. May 3, 1983. p. 9. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Johnston Is New Gm For Whalers". The Philadelphia Inquirer. May 12, 1989. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  10. ^ "WHALERS FIRE JOHNSTON". The Washington Post. May 13, 1992. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  11. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE: HOCKEY; Whalers Hire Burke as General Manager". The New York Times. May 27, 1992. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b Jacobs, Jeff (September 8, 1993). "What Moves Gordon: Holmgren As Gm". Hartford Courant. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  13. ^ a b "Holmgren named Whalers coach". UPI. June 28, 1994. Retrieved July 15, 2015.