Carolina Hurricanes Wiretap

Bryan Bickell To Retire From NHL

Apr 8, 2017 8:42 PM

Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, announced Saturday night that he will retire after this season.

That capped an emotional day for Bickell, who made the decision to walk away from the game hours after being surprised by teammates, coaches and stuff at a Walk MS benefit event Saturday morning.

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor

Pens Acquire Ron Hainsey From Canes; Lose Trevor Daley For Six-Weeks

Feb 24, 2017 1:28 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired veteran defenseman Ron Hainsey from the Carolina Hurricanes on the same day they announced that defenseman Trevor Daley will miss six weeks after undergoing knee surgery.

Pittsburgh sent a second-round pick this year and prospect Danny Kristo to Carolina in the trade.

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Carolina Hurricanes, Injury, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Hurricanes Acquire Phillips Samuelsson From Habs

Feb 22, 2017 4:53 PM

The Hurricanes have acquired the son of former NHL defenseman Ulf Samuelsson from the Canadiens in a trade of minor leaguers.

In the deal announced Tuesday, the Hurricanes picked up defenseman Philip Samuelsson from Montreal in exchange for defenseman Keegan Lowe.

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Montreal Canadiens, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

NHL Names Aho, Granlund, Budaj 'Three Stars' For The Week

Feb 6, 2017 2:40 PM

Hurricanes right wing Sebastian Aho, Wild center Mikael Granlund and Kings goaltender Peter Budaj have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Feb. 5.

FIRST STAR – SEBASTIAN AHO, RW, HURRICANES Aho tied for the League lead with four goals (4-1—5) including two game-winning tallies as the Hurricanes (24-20-7, 55 points) won all three of their games. 

SECOND STAR – MIKAEL GRANLUND, C, WILD Granlund finished the week tied for first in points with 3-3—6 as the Western Conference-leading Wild (34-12-5, 73 points) won two of three contests. 

THIRD STAR – PETER BUDAJ, G, KINGS Budaj went 3-1-0 with a 1.62 goals-against average, .930 save percentage and two shutouts as the Kings, who hold the first Wild Card spot in the Western Conference, improved to 27-22-4 (58 points). 

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Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Minnesota Wild, Los Angeles Kings, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Bettman: Hurricanes 'Not Moving'

Jan 30, 2017 1:01 PM

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says Carolina Hurricanes fans shouldn't worry about losing their team to Quebec City.

Bettman swiftly knocked down speculation about a possible relocation of the Hurricanes on Saturday during All-Star Weekend, saying the league is committed to keeping the team in Raleigh, North Carolina.

"The club is not moving," Bettman said.

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Expansion, Misc Rumor

Red Wings Re-Acquire Martin Frk Off Waivers

Nov 2, 2016 1:09 AM

The Detroit Red Wings have claimed forward Martin Frk off waivers from Carolina, and they assigned him Tuesday to Grand Rapids of the AHL.

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Carolina Extends GM Ron Francis Through 2019

Aug 31, 2016 1:41 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes signed executive vice president and general manager Ron Francis to a contract extension through the 2018-19 season.

Francis, 53, is entering his 11th season in management with the Hurricanes and third as GM and executive vice president. 

"It was actually pretty simple," Francis said of getting the contract done. "I worked on the extension for [coach] Bill Peters and got that done and a little bit after that when [Hurricanes owner] Mr. Peter Karmanos Jr. was in town and walked into the office and said alright now I want to take care of you. We sat down and he told me what he would like to do and I said 'Pete, that's fair and that's how quickly it went.' It was a matter of getting things signed. I was out of town so we got to announce it today.

"I'm really excited about it. Appreciate the fact he was willing to give me the extension. I think as a management team and coaching staff we're going in the right direction so it's exciting to have the opportunity to continue that and see it get better and better as we move forward."

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor

Hurricanes Sign Coach Bill Peters To Extension

Jul 27, 2016 7:39 PM

The Hurricanes signed head coach Bill Peters to a contract extension through the 2018-19 season, GM Ron Francis said Wednesday.

Peters has a record of 65-72-27 in two seasons while leading the Hurricanes' rebuilding project. They finished this season sixth in the Metropolitan Division with a 35-31-16 record, but earned 86 points -- their most since 2010-11, and a 15-point improvement from Peters' first year.

"We knew it wasn't going to be a quick turnaround," Peters said. "It takes time. ... I just like the direction we're headed in, and we're headed in that direction for a long period of time."

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor, Signing

Hurricanes, Victor Rask Agree To Six-Year, $24M Deal

Jul 12, 2016 11:20 AM

Center Victor Rask and the Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to a six-year contract worth $24 million.

General manager Ron Francis said Tuesday the deal will pay Rask $4 million per year through 2021-22. Rask was a restricted free agent this offseason.

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Cam Ward Re-Signs With Hurricanes

Jun 16, 2016 7:48 PM

Cam Ward has signed a two-year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes, choosing to stick with the only NHL team he has ever played for rather than test free agency this summer.

The Hurricanes announced Thursday that the goaltender's contract will pay him $3.5 million in the first year of the deal and $3.1 million in the second for an annual salary-cap hit of $3.3 million.

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor, Signing

Canes Send Two Draft Picks To Hawks For Teravainen, Bickell
The Hurricanes sent a second-round pick in this month's draft, and a third-round pick next year to the Blackhawks.

Hurricanes GM Ron Francis Rebuts Relocation Reports
The NHL is currently weighing its options for possible expansion.

Hurricanes, Joakim Nordstrom Agree On Two-Year Deal
The Hurricanes have also signed defenseman Jake Chelios to a one-year, two-way contract.

Kings Acquire Kris Versteeg From Hurricanes
The Hurricanes receive Valentin Zykov and a conditional 2016 fifth-round draft pick.

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Rangers Trade For Canes' Eric Staal
Forward Eric Staal has scored 322 goals in 12 seasons with the Hurricanes.

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NHL Suspends Nate Thompson Three-Games
Nate Thompson has been suspended for three games for an illegal check on the Canes' Justin Faulk last week.

Wisniewski Needs ACL Surgery, Out Six-Months
Canes defenseman James Wisniewski was injured during Thursday's game at Nashville.

Hurricanes Sign Eddie Lack To Two-Year Extension
Carolina will pay Eddie Lack $2.5 million next season and $3 million in 2017-18.


Devils Sign Jiri Tlusty To One-Year Deal
Jiri Tlusty scored 14 goals in 72 games last season with Carolina and Winnipeg.

Kris Versteeg Traded By Blackhawks To Hurricanes
Kris Versteeg had 14 goals and 34 points in 61 regular-season games for the Blackhawks in 2014-15 and one goal and two points in 12 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Canes, Elias Lindholm Agree To Two-Year Extension
Elias Lindholm had a career high 17 goals in 81 games last season.

Canadiens Sign Alexander Semin To One-Year Deal
Alexander Semin scored just 6 goals in 57 games for the Hurricanes last season.

Canes Place Alexander Semin On Buyout Waivers
Alexander Semin only scored six goals for the Hurricanes last season.

Ducks Acquire Anton Khudobin From Canes For James Wisniewski
Goaltender Anton Khudobin has appeared in 91 career NHL games.

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Alex Ovechkin Scores NHL-Leading 50th Goal
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored No. 50 in a season for the sixth time on Tuesday night in a 4-2 win over the Hurricanes.

Capitals Trade Hillen To Canes For Gleason
The Caps also sent a fourth-round draft pick in 2015 to the Canes.

Jets Trade Two Draft Picks To Canes For Tlusty
The Jets gave up a third-round pick in 2016 and a conditional pick in 2015.

Kings Send Prospect, Draft Pick To Hurricanes For Sekera
Andrej Sekera has played in 57 games for the Hurricanes this season and has 19 points.

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Lundqvist Overcomes Injury Scare In Rangers Win
The Rangers defeated the Hurricanes by the score of 4-1 on Saturday night.

Ray Whitney Retires After 22 NHL Seasons
Ray Whitney entered the league in 1991 with the Sharks, and scored 385 career goals.