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2015–16 Carolina Hurricanes · NHL
Division 6th Metropolitan
Conference 10th Eastern
2015–16 record 35–31–16
Home record 19–15–7
Road record 16–16–9
Goals for 198
Goals against 226
General Manager Ron Francis
Coach Bill Peters
Captain Eric Staal (Oct-Feb)
Vacant (Feb-Apr)
Alternate captains Justin Faulk
Jordan Staal
Arena PNC Arena
Team leaders
Goals Jeff Skinner (28)
Assists Elias Lindholm
Jordan Staal (28)
Points Jeff Skinner (51)
Penalties in minutes Brad Malone (75)
Wins Cam Ward (23)
Goals against average Cam Ward (2.41)

The 2015–16 Carolina Hurricanes season was the 37th season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on June 22, 1979 (following seven seasons of play in the World Hockey Association), and 19th season since the franchise relocated from Hartford to start the 1997–98 NHL season.[1] The season will begin its regular games on October 8, 2015 against the Nashville Predators.[2]

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2015–16 Game Log[2]

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

Player stats Edit

Final stats

SkatersEdit

Regular Season[4]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Skinner, JeffJeff Skinner 82 28 23 51 −2 38
Staal, JordanJordan Staal 82 20 28 48 6 34
Rask, VictorVictor Rask 80 21 27 48 −6 24
Lindholm, EliasElias Lindholm 82 11 28 39 −23 24
Faulk, JustinJustin Faulk 64 16 21 37 −22 27
Staal, EricEric Staal

|| 63 || 10 || 23 || 33 || −3 || 32

Versteeg, KrisKris Versteeg

|| 63 || 11 || 22 || 33 || −6 || 36

Nordstrom, JoakimJoakim Nordstrom 71 10 14 24 1 12
Nestrasil, AndrejAndrej Nestrasil 55 9 14 23 4 8
Nash, RileyRiley Nash 64 9 13 22 −5 18
Hanifin, NoahNoah Hanifin 79 4 18 22 −14 22
Slavin, JaccobJaccob Slavin 63 2 18 20 1 8
Hainsey, RonRon Hainsey 81 5 14 19 −13 37
Di Giuseppe, PhillipPhillip Di Giuseppe 41 7 10 17 0 18
Pesce, BrettBrett Pesce 69 4 12 16 −7 16
Liles, John-MichaelJohn-Michael Liles

|| 64 || 6 || 9 || 15 || −3 || 16

McClement, JayJay McClement 77 3 8 11 −17 24
Terry, ChrisChris Terry 68 8 3 11 −12 16
Murphy, RyanRyan Murphy 35 0 10 10 −1 10
Gerbe, NathanNathan Gerbe 47 3 4 7 −15 14
Malone, BradBrad Malone 57 2 4 6 −11 75
McGinn, BrockBrock McGinn 21 3 1 4 −14 10
Brown, PatrickPatrick Brown 7 1 1 2 4 4
Ryan, DerekDerek Ryan 6 2 0 2 1 2
Jordan, MichalMichal Jordan 36 1 0 1 −5 12
Tolchinsky, SergeySergey Tolchinsky 2 0 1 1 1 0
Wisniewski, JamesJames Wisniewski 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sutter, BrodyBrody Sutter 8 0 0 0 −4 0
Woods, BrendanBrendan Woods 5 0 0 0 0 7
Carrick, TrevorTrevor Carrick 2 0 0 0 −1 0

GoaltendersEdit

Regular Season[5]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Ward, CamCam Ward 52 51 3,038 23 17 10 122 2.41 1343 .909 1 0 0 0
Lack, EddieEddie Lack 34 31 1,920 12 14 6 90 2.81 910 .901 2 0 2 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.

RosterEdit

Awards and honoursEdit

Awards Edit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Faulk, J.J. Faulk NHL Third Star of the Week[6] December 14, 2015
Faulk, J.J. Faulk NHL All-Star game selection[7] January 6, 2016

Milestones Edit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Hanifin, N.N. Hanifin 1st Career NHL Game October 8, 2015
N. Hanifin 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 10, 2015
McGinn, B.B. McGinn 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 16, 2015
Pesce, B.B. Pesce 1st Career NHL Game October 24, 2015
B. Pesce 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 30, 2015
Ward, C.C. Ward 250th Career NHL Win October 30, 2015
C. Ward 30,000 Career NHL Minutes November 10, 2015
N. Hanifin 1st Career NHL Goal November 16, 2015
Slavin, J.J. Slavin 1st Career NHL Game November 20, 2015
B. Pesce 1st Career NHL Goal November 22, 2015
Rask, V.V. Rask 100th Career NHL Game November 22, 2015
J. Slavin 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
November 30, 2015
Di Giuseppe, P.P. Di Giuseppe 1st Career NHL Game December 5, 2015
Versteeg, K.K. Versteeg 500th Career NHL Game December 8, 2015
J. Slavin 1st Career NHL Goal December 8, 2015
P. Di Giuseppe 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
December 8, 2015
Nash, R.R. Nash 200th Career NHL Game December 19, 2015
Faulk, J.J. Faulk 100th Career NHL Assist December 19, 2015
Terry, C.C. Terry 100th Career NHL Game December 26, 2015
McClement, J.J. McClement 800th Career NHL Game December 27, 2015
J. Faulk 200th Career NHL Game December 31, 2015
Staal, J.J. Staal 200th Career NHL Assist December 31, 2015
K. Versteeg 300th Career NHL Point January 9, 2016


Transactions Edit

The Hurricanes have been involved in the following transactions during the 2015–16 season.

TradesEdit

Date
Details
Ref
June 27, 2015 To Vancouver Canucks
3rd-round pick in 2015
7th-round pick in 2016
To Carolina Hurricanes
Eddie Lack
[8]
June 27, 2015 To Anaheim Ducks
Anton Khudobin
To Carolina Hurricanes
James Wisniewski
[9]
September 11, 2015 To Chicago Blackhawks
Dennis Robertson
Jake Massie
5th-round pick in 2017
To Carolina Hurricanes
Kris Versteeg
Joakim Nordstrom
3rd-round pick in 2017
[10]
February 28, 2016 To New York Rangers
Eric Staal[Note 1]
To Carolina Hurricanes
Aleksi Saarela
2nd-round pick in 2016
2nd-round pick in 2017
[11]
February 29, 2016 To Los Angeles Kings
Kris Versteeg
To Carolina Hurricanes
Valentin Zykov
Conditional 5th-round pick in 2016
[12]
February 29, 2016 To Chicago Blackhawks
Drew MacIntyre
To Carolina Hurricanes
Dennis Robertson
[13]
February 29, 2016 To Boston Bruins
John-Michael Liles
To Carolina Hurricanes
Anthony Camara
3rd-round pick in 2016
5th-round pick in 2017
[14]
March 7, 2016 To Vancouver Canucks
Future considerations
To Carolina Hurricanes
Dane Fox
[15]
June 15, 2016 To Chicago Blackhawks
NYR's 2nd round pick in 2016
CHI's 3rd round pick in 2017
To Carolina Hurricanes
Teuvo Teravainen
Bryan Bickell
[16]
Notes
  • Note 1 Carolina to retain 50% ($4.125 million) of salary as part of trade.

Free agents acquired Edit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2015 T.J. Hensick Hamilton Bulldogs 1 year, $600,000 [17]
March 8, 2016 Andrew Poturalski University of New Hampshire 2 years, $1.5325 million entry-level contract [18]
April 22, 2016 Jake Chelios Charlotte Checkers 1 year, $575,000 [19]

Free agents lost Edit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 2, 2015 Ben Holmstrom New York Islanders 1 year, $750,000 [20]
July 24, 2015 Alexander Semin Montreal Canadiens 1 year, $1.1 million [21]

Claimed via waivers Edit

Player Previous team Date

Lost via waivers Edit

Player New team Date

Lost via retirementEdit

Date Player
July 15, 2015 Greg Nemisz

Players releasedEdit

Date Player Via Ref
July 1, 2015 Alexander Semin Buyout [22]

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 29, 2015 Andrej Nestrasil 2 years, $1.825 million [23]
July 1, 2015 Jaccob Slavin 3 years, $2.4975 million entry-level contract [24]
July 1, 2015 Riley Nash 1 year, $1.15 million [25]
July 1, 2015 Rasmus Rissanen 1 year, $575,000 [26]
July 7, 2015 Zach Boychuk 1 year, $600,000 [27]
July 11, 2015 Noah Hanifin 3 years, $2.4975 million entry-level contract [28]
July 12, 2015 Justin Shugg 1 year, $600,000 [29]
July 15, 2015 Brody Sutter 1 year, $600,000 [30]
August 27, 2015 Elias Lindholm 2 years, $5.4 million contract extension [31]
October 3, 2015 Eddie Lack 2 years, $5.5 million contract extension [32]
April 4, 2016 Clark Bishop 3 years, $1.875 million entry-level contract [33]
April 9, 2016 Nicolas Roy 3 years, $1.875 million entry-level contract [34]
April 22, 2016 Joakim Nordstrom 2 years, $2.55 million contract extension [35]
June 1, 2016 Josh Wesley 3 years, $1.875 million entry-level contract [36]
June 13, 2016 Sebastian Aho 3 years, $2.4975 million entry-level contract [37]
June 13, 2016 Aleksi Saarela 3 years, $2.05 million entry-level contract [38]
June 16, 2016 Cam Ward 2 years, $6.6 million [39]
June 16, 2016 Derek Ryan 1 year, $600,000 [40]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Carolina Hurricanes draft picks

Below are the Carolina Hurricanes' selections at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, held on June 26–27, 2015 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 5 Noah Hanifin D Flag of the United States United States Boston College (Hockey East)
2 35 Sebastian Aho LW Flag of Finland Finland Oulun Kärpät (Liiga)
4 93[a] Callum Booth G Flag of Canada Canada Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
4 96 Nicolas Roy C Flag of Canada Canada Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
5 126 Luke Stevens LW Flag of the United States United States Noble & Greenough (HS-MA)
5 138[b] Spencer Smallman RW Flag of Canada Canada Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
6 156 Jake Massie D Flag of Canada Canada Kimball Union Academy Wildcats (HS-NH)
6 169[c] David Cotton C Flag of the United States United States Cushing Academy (HS-MA)
7 186 Steven Lorentz C Flag of Canada Canada Peterborough Petes (OHL)
Draft notes[41]

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  12. Canes Acquire Zykov in Exchange for Versteeg. nhl.com (February 29, 2016). Retrieved on March 1, 2016.
  13. Canes Reacquire Robertson for MacIntyre. nhl.com (February 29, 2016). Retrieved on March 1, 2016.
  14. Canes Acquire Picks, Prospect for Liles. nhl.com (February 29, 2016). Retrieved on March 1, 2016.
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