The Carolina Hurricanes compete in the Southeast Division of the National Hockey League. Although the team is currently based in Raleigh, North Carolina and known as the Hurricanes, this has not always been the case. From 1972 to 1979 the franchise was the New England Whalers. From 1979 to 1997, they were the Hartford Whalers. Then finally, the team moved to Raleigh and took the name of the Hurricanes.
The Hurricanes play their home games at the PNC Arena. This venue is among the newest in the league having opened in 1999. This alone has gone a long way in getting the people of the area interested in the Hurricanes.
Several great players have donned the Hurricanes jersey over the years. Some of the best include Kevin Dineen, Ron Francis, Keith Primeau, and Rod Brind’Amour among many others.
In a short amount of time in North Carolina, the Hurricanes have already managed to take the league by storm. The people of the area love what the franchise is all about, and this devotion is only going to continue to grow.