List of Carolina Hurricanes head coaches

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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. The Hurricanes won their first Stanley Cup championship in 2006.[2] 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.[3] The Hurricanes are owned by Peter Karmanos, Jr. and Ron Francis is their general manager.[4][5]

There have been four head coaches for the Hurricanes team. The team's first head coach was Paul Maurice, who has coached for six seasons. Maurice is the team's all-time leader for the most regular-season games coached, regular-season game wins, regular-season points, playoff games coached and playoff-game wins. Peter Laviolette is the only coach to have won the Stanley Cup[2] with the Hurricanes in the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals.[2] None of the Hurricanes coaches have been elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder. Maurice was the head coach of the Hurricanes since the firing of Laviolette, but was replaced by Kirk Muller on November 28, 2011.[6][7] Muller was relieved of coaching duties on May 5, 2014.[8] On June 19, 2014, the Hurricanes named Bill Peters their head coach, who decided to opt out of his contract following the 2017-18 season.[9]

# Number of coaches[a]
GC Games coached
W Wins = 2 points
L Losses = 0 points
T Ties = 1 point
OT Overtime/shootout losses = 1 point[b]
PTS Points
Win% Winning percentage

Coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct through the 2017–18 season.

# Name Term[c] Regular season Playoffs Achievements Reference
GC W L T/OT PTS Win% GC W L Win%
1 Paul Maurice 19972003 522 207 219 96 510 .489 35 17 18 .486 2001–02 Prince of Wales Trophy winner[10] [11]
2 Peter Laviolette 20032008 323 167 122 34 368 .570 25 16 9 .640 2005–06 Prince of Wales Trophy winner[12]
2006 Stanley Cup championship[13]
[14]
Paul Maurice 20082011 246 116 100 30 262 .533 18 8 10 .444 [11]
3 Kirk Muller 20112014 187 80 80 27 187 .500 [15]
4 Bill Peters 20142018 328 137 138 53 327 .498 [16]
5 Rod Brind'Amour 2018present

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of coaches of the Hurricanes. Thus, any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
  • b Before the 2005–06 season, the NHL instituted a penalty shootout for regular season games that remained tied after a five-minute overtime period, which prevented ties.[17]
  • c Each year is linked to an article about that particular NHL season.

References[edit]

General
Specific
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  2. ^ a b c "Franchise Timeline". NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Archived from the original on 2009-03-08. Retrieved 2008-12-24. 
  3. ^ "Arena Info". RBC Center. Archived from the original on 2008-12-22. Retrieved 2008-12-24. 
  4. ^ "Club Directory". NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Archived from the original on 2009-03-08. Retrieved 2008-12-24. 
  5. ^ "Roster". NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Archived from the original on 2007-04-18. Retrieved 2008-12-24. 
  6. ^ "Hurricanes fire Laviolette; make Maurice head coach". The Sports Network. CTVglobemedia. 2008-12-03. Retrieved 2008-12-24. 
  7. ^ "Carolina Hurricanes Coach Register". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  8. ^ http://www.canescountry.com/2014/5/5/5683394/coach-kirk-muller-fired-by-carolina-hurricanes
  9. ^ "Canes name Detroit's Bill Peters as new coach". newsobserver.com. The McClatchy Company. Archived from the original on 2014-12-25. Retrieved 2014-11-25. 
  10. ^ "Prince of Wales Trophy". NHL. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Archived from the original on 2006-04-23. Retrieved 2017-07-18. 
  11. ^ a b "Paul Maurice Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-24. 
  12. ^ "Prince of Wales Trophy". NHL. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Archived from the original on 2006-04-23. Retrieved 2017-07-18. 
  13. ^ "Hurricanes Win First Stanley Cup". nytimes.com. New York Times. Retrieved 2017-07-18. 
  14. ^ "Peter Laviolette Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-24. 
  15. ^ "Kirk Muller Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  16. ^ "Bill Peters Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2018-05-08. 
  17. ^ "Official Rules" (PDF). NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-05-11. Retrieved 2008-12-24.