2005–06 Carolina Hurricanes · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Eastern Conference Champions
Southeast Division Champions
Division 1st Southeast
Conference 2nd Eastern
2005–06 record 52-22-8
Goals for 294
Goals against 260
General Manager Jim Rutherford
Coach Peter Laviolette
Captain Rod Brind'Amour
Alternate captains Kevyn Adams
Cory Stillman
Glen Wesley
Arena RBC Center
Average attendance 18,680
Team Leaders
Goals Eric Staal (45)
Assists Eric Staal, Cory Stillman (55)
Points Eric Staal (100)
Penalties in minutes Mike Commodore (138)
Wins Martin Gerber (38)
Goals against average Martin Gerber (2.78)
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The 2005–06 Carolina Hurricanes season was the franchise's 33rd season, 26th season in the National Hockey League and 8th as the Hurricanes. The Hurricanes won the Stanley Cup to win the second championship in team history. In 1973, the Whalers won the inaugural championship of the World Hockey Association.


Offseason[edit | edit source]

Key dates prior to the start of the season:

NHL Draft[edit | edit source]

Main article: 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 3 Jack Johnson Defense Flag of the United States United States U.S. National Team Development Program
2 58 Nate Hagemo Defense Flag of the United States United States University of Minnesota (WCHA)
3 64 Joe Barnes Center Flag of Canada Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
4 94 Jakub Vojta Defense Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic HC Sparta Praha Jr. (Czech)
4 123 Ondrej Otcenas Center/Winger Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Trenčín Jr. (Slovakia)
5 145 Tim Kunes Center Flag of the United States United States New England Jr. Falcons (EJHL)
5 159 Risto Korhonen Winger Flag of Finland Finland Kärpät Jr. (Finnish Jr.)
6 192 Nicolas Blanchard Center Flag of Canada Canada Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
7 198 Kyle Lawson Defense Flag of the United States United States U.S. National Team Development Program

Free Agency[edit | edit source]

  • On August 6, 2005, Whitney signed a 2 year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL's Eastern Conference paying him $1.5 million per year.
  • During the free agent signing period following the end of the 2004–2005 NHL lockout, Stillman agreed to a three year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on August 2, 2005.

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Southeast Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 2 Carolina Hurricanes 82 52 22 8 294 260 112
2 8 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 43 33 6 252 260 92
3 10 Atlanta Thrashers 82 41 33 8 281 275 90
4 11 Florida Panthers 82 37 34 11 240 257 85
5 14 Washington Capitals 82 29 41 12 237 306 70

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL = Overtime loss; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points
         Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.

Game log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 5, 2005 2–5 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 0–1–0
2 W October 7, 2005 3–2 SO Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 1–1–0
3 L October 8, 2005 2–3 @ New York Islanders (2005–06) 1–2–0
4 W October 12, 2005 7–2 Washington Capitals (2005–06) 2–2–0
5 W October 15, 2005 6–1 @ New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 3–2–0
6 L October 20, 2005 4–5 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 3–2–1
7 W October 22, 2005 4–0 @ Washington Capitals (2005–06) 4–2–1
8 W October 24, 2005 3–2 Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 5–2–1
9 W October 26, 2005 4–3 OT Boston Bruins (2005–06) 6–2–1
10 W October 28, 2005 8–6 Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 7–2–1
11 W October 29, 2005 5–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 8–2–1
12 W November 3, 2005 4–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 9–2–1
13 W November 5, 2005 2–0 Florida Panthers (2005–06) 10–2–1
14 W November 9, 2005 5–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 11–2–1
15 W November 11, 2005 1–0 @ Florida Panthers (2005–06) 12–2–1
16 L November 12, 2005 0–9 Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 12–3–1
17 W November 15, 2005 2–1 @ Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 13–3–1
18 W November 17, 2005 5–1 New York Rangers (2005–06) 14–3–1
19 L November 19, 2005 3–4 @ New York Rangers (2005–06) 14–4–1
20 L November 20, 2005 2–5 Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 14–5–1
21 L November 22, 2005 3–5 Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 14–6–1
22 W November 25, 2005 4–3 SO Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 15–6–1
23 L November 27, 2005 2–5 Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 15–7–1
24 W November 29, 2005 4–3 OT @ Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 16–7–1
25 L December 2, 2005 4–5 SO @ Dallas Stars (2005–06) 16–7–2
26 L December 3, 2005 4–8 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2005–06) 16–8–2
27 W December 6, 2005 6–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2005–06) 17–8–2
28 W December 8, 2005 3–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (2005–06) 18–8–2
29 L December 10, 2005 3–4 @ San Jose Sharks (2005–06) 18–9–2
30 W December 13, 2005 5–3 Chicago Blackhawks (2005–06) 19–9–2
31 W December 15, 2005 2–1 Columbus Blue Jackets (2005–06) 20–9–2
32 W December 17, 2005 4–1 New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 21–9–2
33 W December 20, 2005 6–4 Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 22–9–2
34 W December 23, 2005 4–3 Florida Panthers (2005–06) 23–9–2
35 L December 26, 2005 4–5 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 23–9–3
36 L December 28, 2005 2–6 @ Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 23–10–3
37 L December 29, 2005 3–4 OT Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 23–10–4
38 W December 31, 2005 5–3 Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 24–10–4
39 W January 4, 2006 4–3 Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 25–10–4
40 W January 6, 2006 4–1 New York Islanders (2005–06) 26–10–4
41 W January 7, 2006 3–0 @ New York Islanders (2005–06) 27–10–4
42 W January 10, 2006 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (2005–06) 28–10–4
43 W January 13, 2006 5–4 OT Nashville Predators (2005–06) 29–10–4
44 W January 15, 2006 4–2 St. Louis Blues (2005–06) 30–10–4
45 W January 17, 2006 4–3 SO @ Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 31–10–4
46 W January 19, 2006 4–3 New York Islanders (2005–06) 32–10–4
47 L January 21, 2006 2–5 @ Washington Capitals (2005–06) 32–11–4
48 W January 23, 2006 7–3 Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 33–11–4
49 W January 25, 2006 4–3 SO @ Florida Panthers (2005–06) 34–11–4
50 W January 26, 2006 5–1 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 35–11–4
51 W January 28, 2006 4–1 Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 36–11–4
52 W January 31, 2006 8–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 37–11–4
53 L February 3, 2006 0–3 @ New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 37–12–4
54 W February 5, 2006 4–3 SO @ Boston Bruins (2005–06) 38–12–4
55 L February 9, 2006 3–5 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 38–13–4
56 L February 10, 2006 3–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 38–14–4
57 W February 12, 2006 4–3 SO Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 39–14–4
58 W March 1, 2006 4–3 Boston Bruins (2005–06) 40–14–4
59 W March 3, 2006 5–2 Florida Panthers (2005–06) 41–14–4
60 W March 4, 2006 7–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 42–14–4
61 W March 6, 2006 2–1 @ New York Rangers (2005–06) 43–14–4
62 L March 8, 2006 2–3 SO @ Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 43–14–5
63 L March 10, 2006 3–5 @ Florida Panthers (2005–06) 43–15–5
64 L March 11, 2006 3–4 OT @ Florida Panthers (2005–06) 43–15–6
65 W March 14, 2006 5–3 New York Rangers (2005–06) 44–15–6
66 W March 16, 2006 5–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 45–15–6
67 L March 18, 2006 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (2005–06) 45–16–6
68 L March 21, 2006 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 45–17–6
69 W March 22, 2006 4–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 46–17–6
70 L March 25, 2006 1–3 Washington Capitals (2005–06) 46–18–6
71 W March 27, 2006 2–1 Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 47–18–6
72 L March 29, 2006 1–5 Washington Capitals (2005–06) 47–19–6
73 W March 31, 2006 3–2 Florida Panthers (2005–06) 48–19–6
74 L April 1, 2006 2–5 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 48–20–6
75 W April 3, 2006 6–5 OT Washington Capitals (2005–06) 49–20–6
76 W April 5, 2006 4–3 SO @ Washington Capitals (2005–06) 50–20–6
77 W April 7, 2006 4–3 @ Washington Capitals (2005–06) 51–20–6
78 L April 8, 2006 2–5 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 51–21–6
79 L April 11, 2006 3–4 OT New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 51–21–7
80 W April 14, 2006 5–4 SO Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 52–21–7
81 L April 15, 2006 2–3 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–06) 52–21–8
82 L April 18, 2006 0–4 Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 52–22–8

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Forwards[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G A Pts PIM

Defencemen[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G A Pts PIM

Goaltending[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Martin Gerber
Cam Ward

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Stanley Cup finals[edit | edit source]

Game-by-Game Score CAR goals EDM goals
1 June 5 at Hurricanes 5, Oilers 4 Brind'Amour 2, Whitney 2, Williams Hemsky, Moreau, Pisani, Pronger
2 June 7 at Hurricanes 5, Oilers 0 Kaberle, Ladd, Recchi,
Stillman, Weight
none (Ward shutout)
3 June 10 at Oilers 2, Hurricanes 1 Brind'Amour Horcoff, Smyth
4 June 12 Hurricanes 2, at Oilers 1 Recchi, Stillman Samsonov
5 June 14 3:31, OT Oilers 4, at Hurricanes 3 Staal 2, Whitney Pisani 2, Hemsky, Peca
6 June 17 at Oilers 4, Hurricanes 0 none (Markkanen shutout) Horcoff, Pisani, Smyth, Torres
7 June 19 at Hurricanes 3, Oilers 1 Kaberle, A. Ward, Williams Pisani
Hurricanes win series 4–3 Brind'Amour 3, Whitney 3, 4 with 2 Pisani 5, 3 with 2

Carolina Hurricanes 2006 Stanley Cup champions[edit | edit source]

Roster

  Centers
  Defensemen
  Goaltenders


Player notes

  • Nine players remained from the 2002 Carolina team that lost in the finals - Craig Adams, Kevyn Adams, Rod Brind'Amour, Erik Cole, Bret Hedican, Josef Vasicek, Niclas Wallin, Glen Wesley, Aaron Ward. Jeff Daniels also played in 2002, but was an Assistant Coach in 2006. Assistant Coach Kevin McCarthy was the only remaining member of 2002 Carolina Coaching Staff.


  Non-players
  • Peter Karmanos Jr. (CEO/Owner/Governor), Thomas Thewes (Owner)
  • Jim Rutherford (President/General Manager), Davin Olsen (Vice President-Arena Manager),
  • Jason Karmanos (Vice President/Ass’t General Manager), Mike Amendola (Chief Financial Officer)
  • Peter Laviolette (Head Coach), Kevin McCarthy, Jeff Daniels (Ass’t Coaches)
  • Greg Stefan (Goaltending Coach/Pro Scout), Chris Huffine (Video Coordinator),
  • Skip Cunningham, Wally Tatomir, Bob Gorman (Equipment Managers),
  • Peter Freisen (Athletic Therapist/Strength-Conditioning Coach), Chris Stewart (Ass’t Athletic Therapist)
  • Brian Tatum (Director of Team Services), Kelly Kirwin (Event Coordinator-Hockey Operations),
  • Sheldon Ferguson (Director Amateur Scouting), Marshall Johnston (Director Pro Scouting)
  • Claude Larose, Ron Smith, Tony MacDonald, Martin Madden, Bert Marshall (Scouts),
  • Mike Sundheim (Director of Media Relations), Kyle Hanlin (Manager of Media Relations).

Stanley Cup Engraving

  • Anton Babchuk and Andrew Hutchinson* had their names engraved on the Stanley Cup due to petition.
  • Craig Kowalski†, Keith Aucoin†, and David Gove† not have theirnames engraved on the Stanley Cup because they did not qualify; but they were included in team picture.


Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]


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