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2014–15 Carolina Hurricanes · NHL
Division 8th Metropolitan
Conference 14th Eastern
2014–15 record 30–41–11
Home record 18–16–7
Road record 12–25–4
Goals for 188
Goals against 226
General Manager Ron Francis
Coach Bill Peters
Captain Eric Staal
Alternate captains Ron Hainsey (Oct-Jan)
Jay Harrison (Oct-Dec)
Andrej Sekera (Oct-Feb)
Jordan Staal
Arena PNC Arena
Average attendance 12,594 (41 games)
Team leaders
Goals Eric Staal (23)
Assists Justin Faulk (34)
Points Eric Staal (54)
Penalties in minutes Brad Malone (74)
Wins Cam Ward (22)
Goals against average Cam Ward (2.40)

The 2014–15 Carolina Hurricanes season was the 43rd season for the major league ice hockey team; its 36th season in the National Hockey League since the NHL franchise was granted on June 22, 1979,[1] and 18th season since the franchise relocated from Hartford to start the 1997–98 NHL season. The Hurricanes failed to make the playoffs for the sixth consecutive year.

Off-seasonEdit

On May 5, 2014, the Hurricanes announced that head coach Kirk Muller, as well as assistant coaches John MacLean and Dave Lewis, were fired.[2] The Hurricanes hired Bill Peters as their new head coach on June 19, 2014.[3]

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2014–15 Game Log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player stats Edit

Final[4]

Skaters

Regular Season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Staal, EricEric Staal 77 23 21 54 −13 41
Faulk, JustinJustin Faulk 82 15 34 49 −19 30
Lindholm, EliasElias Lindholm 81 17 22 39 −23 14
Rask, VictorVictor Rask 80 11 22 33 −14 16
Skinner, JeffJeff Skinner 77 18 13 31 −24 18
Gerbe, NathanNathan Gerbe 78 10 18 28 −14 34
Nash, RileyRiley Nash 68 8 17 25 −10 12
Staal, JordanJordan Staal 46 6 18 24 −6 14
Tlusty, JiriJiri Tlusty

|| 52 || 13 || 10 || 23 || −17 || 16

Liles, John-MichaelJohn-Michael Liles 57 2 20 22 −9 14
McClement, JayJay McClement 82 7 14 21 −7 17
Terry, ChrisChris Terry 57 11 9 20 −4 14
Semin, AlexanderAlexander Semin 57 6 13 19 −10 32
Sekera, AndrejAndrej Sekera

|| 57 || 2 || 17 || 19 || −7 || 8

Nestrasil, AndrejAndrej Nestrasil

|| 41 || 7 || 11 || 18 || 2 || 4

Malone, BradBrad Malone 65 7 8 15 −8 74
Murphy, RyanRyan Murphy 37 4 9 13 −11 8
Dwyer, PatrickPatrick Dwyer 71 5 7 12 −12 10
Hainsey, RonRon Hainsey 81 2 8 10 −14 16
Bellemore, BrettBrett Bellemore 49 2 8 10 1 27
Gleason, TimTim Gleason

|| 55 || 1 || 6 || 7 || −18 || 44

Boychuk, ZachZach Boychuk 31 3 3 6 0 4
Jordan, MichalMichal Jordan 38 2 4 6 −7 4
Harrison, JayJay Harrison

|| 20 || 1 || 3 || 4 || −5 || 42

Biega, DannyDanny Biega 10 0 2 2 −5 0
Hillen, JackJack Hillen

|| 3 || 0 || 0 || 0 || −2 || 0

Rissanen, RasmusRasmus Rissanen 6 0 0 0 −5 4
Shugg, JustinJustin Shugg 3 0 0 0 0 2
Sutter, BrodyBrody Sutter 4 0 0 0 −2 0
Lowe, KeeganKeegan Lowe 2 0 0 0 −2 10
Woods, BrendanBrendan Woods 2 0 0 0 −1 0
Brown, PatrickPatrick Brown 7 0 0 0 −4 4

Goaltenders
Regular Season[5]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Ward, CamCam Ward 51 50 3026 22 24 5 121 2.40 1351 0.910 1 0 0 4
Khudobin, AntonAnton Khudobin 34 32 1920 8 17 6 87 2.72 874 0.900 1 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Hurricanes. Stats reflect time with the Hurricanes only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Hurricanes only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

Notable achievements Edit

Awards Edit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Faulk, J.J. Faulk NHL All-Star game selection[6] January 10, 2015

Milestones Edit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Rask, V.V. Rask 1st Career NHL Game October 10, 2014
Brown, P.P. Brown 1st Career NHL Game October 10, 2014
V. Rask 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
November 2, 2014
V. Rask 1st Career NHL Assist November 7, 2014
Skinner, J.J. Skinner 100th Career NHL Goal November 10, 2014
McClement, J.J. McClement 700th Career NHL Game November 18, 2014
Staal, E.E. Staal 700th Career NHL Point November 20, 2014
Faulk, J.J. Faulk 200th Career NHL Game November 22, 2014
Nestrasil, A.A. Nestrasil 1st Career NHL Goal November 22, 2014
Semin, A.A. Semin 500th Career NHL Point December 4, 2014
Hainsey, R.R. Hainsey 700th Career NHL Game December 11, 2014
J. Skinner 200th Career NHL Point December 16, 2014
A. Semin 600th Career NHL Game December 21, 2014
E. Staal 800th Career NHL Game December 29, 2014
E. Staal 300th Career NHL Goal January 6, 2015
Lindholm, E.E. Lindholm 100th Career NHL Game January 10, 2015
J. Skinner 300th Career NHL Game January 19, 2015
Gleason, T.T. Gleason 700th Career NHL Game January 31, 2015
J. Faulk 100th Career NHL Point February 7, 2015
Bellemore, B.B. Bellemore 100th Career NHL Game February 12, 2015
Jordan, M.M. Jordan 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
February 14, 2015
M. Jordan 1st Career NHL Goal February 16, 2015
Ward, C.C. Ward 500th Career NHL Game February 24, 2015
Malone, B.B. Malone 100th Career NHL Game February 24, 2015
Liles, J.J. Liles 700th Career NHL Game February 27, 2015
Dwyer, P.P. Dwyer 400th Career NHL Game March 8, 2015
J. Skinner 100th Career NHL Assist March 17, 2015
Staal, J.J. Staal 600th Career NHL Game March 29, 2015

Transactions Edit

The Hurricanes have been involved in the following transactions during the 2014–15 season.

TradesEdit

Date
Details
December 18, 2014
[7]
To Winnipeg Jets
Jay Harrison
To Carolina Hurricanes
OTT's 6th-round pick in 2015
February 25, 2015
[8]
To Winnipeg Jets
Jiri Tlusty
To Carolina Hurricanes
Conditional 5th-round or 6th-round pick in 2015
3rd-round pick in 2016
February 25, 2015
[9]
To Los Angeles Kings
Andrej Sekera
To Carolina Hurricanes
Roland McKeown
Conditional 1st-round pick in 2015
February 28, 2015
[10]
To Washington Capitals
Tim Gleason
To Carolina Hurricanes
Jack Hillen
ARZ's 4th-round pick in 2015

Free agents acquired Edit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2014 Brad Malone Colorado Avalanche 2 years, $1.3 million [11]
July 1, 2014 Drew MacIntyre Toronto Marlies 1 year, $600,000 [12]
July 1, 2014 Jay McClement Toronto Maple Leafs 1 year, $1 million [13]
July 1, 2014 Tim Gleason Toronto Maple Leafs 1 year, $1.2 million [14]
July 1, 2014 Ben Holmstrom Adirondack Phantoms 1 year, $600,000 [15]
March 22, 2015 Rasmus Tirronen Merrimack College 1 year, $575,000 entry-level contract [16]
June 15, 2015 Derek Ryan Orebro HK 1 year, $600,000 [17]

Free agents lost Edit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2014 Manny Malhotra Montreal Canadiens 1 year, $850,000 [18]
July 1, 2014 Justin Peters Washington Capitals 2 years, $1.9 million [19]
July 1, 2014 Brett Sutter Minnesota Wild 2 years, $1.2 million [20]
July 8, 2104 Matt Corrente Tampa Bay Lightning 1 year, $550,000 [21]
October 2, 2014 Drayson Bowman Montreal Canadiens 1 year, $575,000 [22]

Claimed via waivers Edit

Player Previous team Date
Andrej Nestrasil[23] Detroit Red Wings November 20, 2014

Lost via waivers Edit

Player New team Date

Lost via retirement Edit

Player Date

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2014 Jiri Tlusty 1 year, $2.95 million [24]
July 2, 2014 Greg Nemisz 1 year, $600,000 [25]
July 2, 2014 Zach Boychuk 1 year, $600,000 [26]
July 3, 2014 Michal Jordan 1 year, $550,000 [27]
July 3, 2014 Jared Staal 1 year, $550,000 [28]
July 14, 2014 Justin Shugg 1 year, $600,000 [29]
July 23, 2014 Rasmus Rissanen 1 year, $575,000 [30]
July 25, 2014 Brett Bellemore 1 year, $600,000 [31]
August 7, 2014 Haydn Fleury 3 years, $2.4975 million entry-level contract [32]
March 1, 2015 Jay McClement 2 years, $2.4 million contract extension [33]
March 27, 2015 Brett Pesce 3 years, $2.15 million entry-level contract [34]
March 27, 2015 Alex Nedeljkovic 3 years, $2.25 million entry-level contract [35]
April 1, 2015 Roland McKeown 3 years, $2.05 million entry-level contract [36]
May 29, 2015 Drew MacIntyre 1 year, $600,000 [37]
June 1, 2015 Tyler Ganly 3 years, $1.8 million entry-level contract [38]
June 11, 2015 Lucas Wallmark 3 years, $1.825 million entry-level contract [39]
June 18, 2015 Michal Jordan 1 year, $625,000 [40]
June 25, 2015 Chris Terry 1 year, $875,000 [41]

Draft picksEdit

The 2014 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 27–28, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Hurricanes will pick 7th overall in the first round.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 7 Haydn Fleury (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
2 37 Alex Nedeljkovic (G) Flag of the United States United States Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
3 67 Warren Foegele LW Flag of Canada.svg Canada St. Andrew's Saints (OFSAA)
4 96[a] Josh Wesley D Flag of the United States United States Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
4 97 Lucas Wallmark RW Flag of Sweden Sweden Luleå HF (SHL)
5 127 Clark Bishop C Flag of Canada Canada Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)
7 187 Kyle Jenkins D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
Draft notes
  • a Vancouver's fourth-round pick went to Carolina, as the result of a trade on September 29, 2013, that sent Zac Dalpe and Jeremy Welsh to Vancouver, in exchange for Kellan Tochkin and this pick.[42]
  • Carolina's sixth-round pick went to the Los Angeles Kings, as the result of a trade on January 13, 2013, that sent Kevin Westgarth to Carolina, in exchange for Anthony Stewart, a fourth round pick in 2013, and this pick.[43]

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books, 35. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  2. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=717981
  3. Hurricanes Hire Bill Peters as Head Coach
  4. 2013-2014 - Regular Season - Carolina Hurricanes - All Skaters - Summary - Points - NHL.com - Stats. NHL. Retrieved on March 18, 2015.
  5. 2013-2014 - Regular Season - Carolina Hurricanes - Goalie - Summary - Wins - NHL.com - Stats. NHL. Retrieved on December 14, 2013.
  6. 2015 NHL All-Star selections highlighted by three Columbus Blue Jackets. NHL (January 10, 2015).
  7. Hurricanes Deal Harrison to Winnipeg Jets. nhl.com (December 18, 2014). Retrieved on December 18, 2014.
  8. Canes Acquire Two Draft Picks for Tlusty. nhl.com (February 25, 2015). Retrieved on February 25, 2015.
  9. Canes Get First-Rounder, McKeown for Sekera. nhl.com (February 25, 2015). Retrieved on February 26, 2015.
  10. Canes Acquire Hillen, Draft Pick for Gleason. nhl.com (February 28, 2015). Retrieved on February 28, 2015.
  11. Canes Agree to Terms with Brad Malone
  12. Hurricanes Agree to Terms with MacIntyre
  13. Hurricanes Agree to Terms with McClement
  14. Canes Agree to Terms with Tim Gleason
  15. Canes Agree to Terms with Ben Holmstrom
  16. Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Tirronen
  17. Hurricanes Sign Derek Ryan
  18. Canadiens agree to terms on a one-year contract with free agent forward Manny Malhotra
  19. CAPITALS SIGN JUSTIN PETERS
  20. Wild Inks Three More On FA Opening Day
  21. LIGHTNING SIGN DEFENSEMAN MATT CORRENTE
  22. Canadiens have agreed to terms on a two-way NHL contract with forward Drayson Bowman for the 2014-15 season
  23. Hurricanes Claim Andrej Nestrasil on Waivers
  24. Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Jiri Tlusty
  25. Hurricanes Sign Greg Nemisz to One-Year Deal
  26. Canes, Boychuk Agree on One-Year Deal
  27. Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Michal Jordan
  28. Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Jared Staal
  29. Canes Agree to Terms with Justin Shugg
  30. Canes Agree to Terms with Rasmus Rissanen
  31. Canes Agree to Terms with Brett Bellemore
  32. Canes Agree to Terms with Haydn Fleury
  33. Canes, McClement Agree on Two-Year Extension
  34. Canes, Pesce Agree to Terms on Entry-Level Deal
  35. Canes Agree to Terms with Alex Nedeljkovic
  36. Canes Agree to Terms with Roland McKeown
  37. Hurricanes Re-Sign Drew MacIntyre
  38. Hurricanes Sign Ganly to Entry-Level Deal
  39. Canes Sign Forward Lucas Wallmark
  40. Canes Agree to Terms with Michal Jordan
  41. Canes, Terry Agree to Terms on One-Year Deal
  42. Canucks acquire two forwards from Hurricanes. National Hockey League (September 29, 2013). Retrieved on May 18, 2014.
  43. Hurricanes swap Westgarth for Anthony Stewart. National Hockey League (January 13, 2013). Retrieved on May 17, 2014.


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