List of Carolina Hurricanes seasons
The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. The team is a member of the Metropolitan Division in the Eastern Conference of the NHL. This list documents the records and playoff results for all 17 seasons the Carolina Hurricanes have completed in the NHL since their relocation from Hartford, Connecticut in 1997. The Hurricanes franchise was founded in 1971 as the New England Whalers, and played seven seasons in the World Hockey Association. The team moved to the National Hockey League in 1979, and changed names to the Hartford Whalers. The franchise played a total of 18 seasons before moving to North Carolina and changing their names to the Carolina Hurricanes. The Hurricanes are the only major pro sports team located in Raleigh. They are also the only North Carolina-based major pro sports team to ever win a championship.
Carolina played its first season in the Northeast Division before moving to the Southeast Division when the NHL realigned in 1998. The Hurricanes won one Stanley Cup, in 2005–06, and two Prince of Wales Trophy as Eastern Conference champions: 2001–02 and 2005–06. Carolina has finished atop its division three times in its history. The Hurricanes have played in over 1,200 games and qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs five times. The team's all time playoff series record in North Carolina is 41–37. The 2014–15 season represents the 18th in North Carolina.
|Stanley Cup Champions||Prince of Wales Trophy||Division Champions|
|Season||Team||Conference||Division||Regular season||Post season|
|1997–98||1997–98||Eastern||Northeast||6th||9th||82||33||41||8||—||74||200||219||Did not qualify|
|1998–99||1998–99||Eastern||Southeast||1st||3rd||82||34||30||18||—||86||210||202||6||2||4||8||18||Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Bruins)|
|1999–2000||1999–2000||Eastern||Southeast||3rd||9th||82||37||35||10||—||84||217||216||Did not qualify|
|2000–01||2000–01||Eastern||Southeast||2nd||8th||82||38||32||9||3||88||212||225||6||2||4||8||20||Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Devils)|
|2001–02||2001–02||Eastern||Southeast||1st||3rd||82||35||26||16||5||91||217||217||23||13||10||47||43||Won in Conference Quarterfinals, 4–2 (Devils)
Won in Conference Semifinals, 4–2 (Canadiens)
Won in Conference Finals, 4–2 (Maple Leafs)
Lost in Stanley Cup Finals, 1–4 (Red Wings)
|2002–03||2002–03||Eastern||Southeast||5th||15th||82||22||43||11||6||61||171||240||Did not qualify|
|2003–04||2003–04||Eastern||Southeast||3rd||11th||82||28||34||14||6||76||172||209||Did not qualify|
|2004–05||2004–05||Eastern||Southeast||Season cancelled due to 2004–05 NHL lockout|
|2005–06||2005–06||Eastern||Southeast||1st||2nd||82||52||22||—||8||112||294||260||25||16||9||73||60||Won in Conference Quarterfinals, 4–2 (Canadiens)
Won in Conference Semifinals, 4–1 (Devils)
Won in Conference Finals, 4–3 (Sabres)
Won in Stanley Cup Finals, 4–3 (Oilers)
|2006–07||2006–07||Eastern||Southeast||3rd||11th||82||40||34||—||8||88||241||253||Did not qualify|
|2007–08||2007–08||Eastern||Southeast||2nd||9th||82||43||33||—||6||92||252||249||Did not qualify|
|2008–09||2008–09||Eastern||Southeast||2nd||6th||82||45||30||—||7||97||239||226||18||8||10||42||50||Won in Conference Quarterfinals, 4–3 (Devils)
Won in Conference Semifinals, 4–3 (Bruins)
Lost in Conference Finals, 0–4 (Penguins)
|2009–10||2009–10||Eastern||Southeast||3rd||11th||82||35||37||—||10||80||230||256||Did not qualify|
|2010–11||2010–11||Eastern||Southeast||3rd||9th||82||40||31||—||11||91||236||239||Did not qualify|
|2011–12||2011–12||Eastern||Southeast||5th||12th||82||33||33||—||16||82||213||243||Did not qualify|
|2012–13||2012–13||Eastern||Southeast||3rd||13th||48||19||25||—||4||42||128||160||Did not qualify|
|2013–14||2013–14||Eastern||Metropolitan||7th||13th||82||36||35||—||11||83||201||225||Did not qualify|
|2014–15||2014–15||Eastern||Metropolitan||8th||14th||82||30||41||—||11||71||188||226||Did not qualify|
|2015–16||2015–16||Eastern||Metropolitan||6th||10th||82||35||31||—||16||86||198||226||Did not qualify|
|Totals||1278||570||521||86||101||1327||3433||3639||78||41||37||122||141||5 Playoff Appearances|
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- Code explanation; GP—Games Played, W—Wins, L—Losses, T—Tied games, OT—Overtime/Shootout losses, GF—Goals For, GA—Goals Against, Pts—Points
- The result of the playoff series shows the Hurricanes' result first regardless of the outcome, followed by opposite team in parentheses.
- Beginning in 2005, all games have a winner. Ties were eliminated
- Beginning in 1999, overtime (and later shootout) losses are worth one point
- Totals as of the completion of the 2013–14 season
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