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2017–18 Carolina Hurricanes · NHL
Division 6th Metropolitan
Conference 10th Eastern
2017–18 record 36–35–11
Home record 19–16–6
Road record 17–19–5
Goals for 228
Goals against 256
General Manager Ron Francis (Oct-Mar)
Vacant (Mar- )
Coach Bill Peters
Captain Justin Faulk
Jordan Staal
Alternate captains Jeff Skinner
Arena PNC Arena
Team leaders
Goals Sebastian Aho (29)
Assists Teuvo Teravainen (41)
Points Sebastian Aho (65)
Penalties in minutes Justin Williams (56)
Wins Cam Ward (23)
Goals against average Cam Ward (2.73)

The 2017–18 Carolina Hurricanes season was the 39th 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 21st season since the franchise relocated from Hartford to start the 1997–98 NHL season.[1] The Canes failed to make the playoffs for the ninth consecutive season.

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

PreseasonEdit

The preseason schedule was released on June 8, 2017.[2]

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season schedule was announced on June 22, 2017.[3]

2017–18 game log

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

Player statisticsEdit

Final[4]

Skaters

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Aho, SebastianSebastian Aho 78 29 36 65 4 24
Teravainen, TeuvoTeuvo Teravainen 82 23 41 64 8 14
Williams, JustinJustin Williams 82 16 35 51 −9 56
Skinner, JeffJeff Skinner 82 24 25 49 −27 34
Staal, JordanJordan Staal 79 19 27 46 −4 26
Lindholm, EliasElias Lindholm 81 16 28 44 −8 18
Ryan, DerekDerek Ryan 80 15 23 38 −15 28
Hanifin, NoahNoah Hanifin 79 10 22 32 −20 21
Rask, VictorVictor Rask 71 14 17 31 0 12
Faulk, JustinJustin Faulk 76 8 23 31 −26 48
McGinn, BrockBrock McGinn 80 16 14 30 −12 22
Slavin, JaccobJaccob Slavin 82 8 22 30 1 10
Pesce, BrettBrett Pesce 65 3 16 19 –6 18
van Riemsdyk, TrevorTrevor van Riemsdyk 79 3 13 16 9 20
Di Giuseppe, PhillipPhillip Di Giuseppe 49 5 8 13 0 17
Stempniak, LeeLee Stempniak 37 3 6 9 –8 4
Fleury, HaydnHaydn Fleury 67 0 8 8 –2 14
Zykov, ValentinValentin Zykov 10 3 4 7 4 2
Nordstrom, JoakimJoakim Nordstrom 75 2 5 7 −11 6
Jooris, JoshJosh Jooris

|| 31 || 3 || 3 || 6 || −7 || 16

Kruger, MarcusMarcus Kruger 48 1 5 6 −6 28
Dahlbeck, KlasKlas Dahlbeck 33 1 4 5 −6 21
Foegele, WarrenWarren Foegele 2 2 1 3 3 0
McKeown, RolandRoland McKeown 10 0 3 3 3 19
Wallmark, LucasLucas Wallmark 11 1 0 1 −4 2
Kuokkanen, JanneJanne Kuokkanen 4 0 0 0 −3 0
Necas, MartinMartin Necas 1 0 0 0 0 0
Carrick, TrevorTrevor Carrick 1 0 0 0 0 2
Roy, NicolasNicolas Roy 1 0 0 0 −1 0

Goaltenders
Regular season[4]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Ward, CamCam Ward 43 42 2,459:20 23 14 4 112 2.73 1187 .906 2 0 0 14
Darling, ScottScott Darling 43 40 2,475:07 13 21 7 131 3.18 1171 .888 0 0 0 2

TransactionsEdit

The Hurricanes have been involved in the following transactions during the 2017–18 season.

TradesEdit

Date Details Ref
June 21, 2017 (2017-06-21) To Vegas Golden Knights
5th-round pick in 2017
To Carolina Hurricanes
Expansion Draft Considerations[a]
[5]
June 22, 2017 (2017-06-22) To Vegas Golden Knights
2nd-round pick in 2017
To Carolina Hurricanes
Trevor van Riemsdyk
7th-round pick in 2018
[6]
July 4, 2017 (2017-07-04) To Vegas Golden Knights
5th-round pick in 2018
To Carolina Hurricanes
Marcus Kruger
[7]
February 26, 2018 (2018-02-26) To Pittsburgh Penguins
Josh Jooris
To Carolina Hurricanes
Greg McKegg
[8]
May 3, 2018 (2018-05-03) To Arizona Coyotes
Marcus Kruger
4th-round pick in 2018
To Carolina Hurricanes
Jordan Martinook
3rd-round pick in 2018
[9]
Notes
The Vegas Golden Knights will select Connor Brickley in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft.

Free agents acquiredEdit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Justin Williams Washington Capitals 2-year, $9 million [10]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Josh Jooris Arizona Coyotes 1-year, $750,000 [11]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Brenden Kichton Winnipeg Jets 1-year, $700,000 [12]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Jeremy Smith Colorado Avalanche 1-year, $750,000 [13]
June 15, 2018 (2018-06-15) Michael Fora HC Ambrì-Piotta 2-year, entry-level contract [14]

Free agents lostEdit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Matt Tennyson Buffalo Sabres 2-year, $1.3 million [15]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Michael Leighton Tampa Bay Lightning 1-year, $650,000 [16]
August 2, 2017 (2017-08-02) Andrej Nestrasil Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk 1-year [17]
May 1, 2018 (2018-05-01) Andrew Miller Fribourg-Gottéron 1-year [18]
June 1, 2018 (2018-06-01) Klas Dahlbeck CSKA Moscow 1-year [19]

Claimed via waiversEdit

Player Previous team Date Ref

Lost via waiversEdit

Player New team Date Ref

Lost via retirementEdit

Date Player Ref
April 8, 2017 (2017-04-08) Bryan Bickell [20]

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 26, 2017 (2017-06-26) Derek Ryan 1-year, $1.425 million [21]
June 26, 2017 (2017-06-26) Trevor Carrick 1-year, $670,000 [22]
June 27, 2017 (2017-06-27) Patrick Brown 1-year, $650,000 [23]
June 27, 2017 (2017-06-27) Jake Chelios 1-year, $650,000 [24]
June 28, 2017 (2017-06-28) Brock McGinn 2-year, $1.775 million [25]
June 28, 2017 (2017-06-28) Philip Samuelsson 1-year, $650,000 [26]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Dennis Robertson 1-year, $650,000 [27]
July 12, 2017 (2017-07-12) Jaccob Slavin 7-year, $37.1 million contract extension [28]
July 14, 2017 (2017-07-14) Martin Necas 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [29]
July 27, 2017 (2017-07-27) Phillip Di Giuseppe 1-year, $725,000 [30]
August 1, 2017 (2017-08-01) Brett Pesce 6-year, $24.15 million [31]
March 27, 2018 (2018-03-27) Jeremy Helvig 3-year, $2.355 million entry-level contract [32]
May 10, 2018 (2018-05-10) Morgan Geekie 3-year, $2.4 million entry-level contract [33]
May 29, 2018 (2018-05-29) Trevor Carrick 1-year, $700,000 contract extension [34]
June 6, 2018 (2018-06-06) Patrick Brown 1-year, $650,000 contract extension [35]
June 9, 2018 (2018-06-09) Andrew Poturalski 1-year, $700,000 contract extension [36]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Carolina Hurricanes draft picks

Below are the Carolina Hurricanes' selections at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 23 and 24, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 12 Martin Necas C Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic HC Kometa Brno (Czech Extraliga)
2 42 Eetu Luostarinen C Flag of Finland Finland KalPa (Liiga)
2 521 Luke Martin D Flag of the United States United States Michigan Wolverines (Big Ten)
3 672 Morgan Geekie C Flag of Canada Canada Tri-City Americans (WHL)
3 73 Stelio Mattheos C Flag of Canada Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
4 104 Eetu Makiniemi G Flag of Finland Finland Jokerit U20 (Jr. A SM-liiga)
6 166 Brendan De Jong D Flag of Canada Canada Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
7 197 Ville Rasanen D Flag of Finland Finland Jokipojat (Mestis)

Draft notes:[37]

  1. The New York Rangers' second-round pick will go to the Carolina Hurricanes as the result of a trade on February 28, 2016 that sent Eric Staal to New York in exchange for Aleksi Saarela, a second-round pick in 2016 and this pick.[38]
  2. The New Jersey Devils' third-round pick will go to the Carolina Hurricanes as the result of a trade on March 5, 2014 that sent Tuomo Ruutu to New Jersey in exchange for Andrei Loktionov and this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[39] The condition and date of conversion are unknown.

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. Hurricanes Announce 2017 Exhibition Schedule (June 8, 2017). Retrieved on September 19, 2017.
  3. Canes Announce 2017-18 Regular-Season Schedule (June 22, 2017). Retrieved on September 19, 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Carolina Hurricanes Stats - 2017-2018. Retrieved on September 19, 2017.
  5. 2017 NHL expansion draft results: All the Golden Knights’ trades. sbnation.com (June 21, 2017). Retrieved on June 26, 2016.
  6. Vegas trades van Riemsdyk to Hurricanes. tsn.ca (June 22, 2017). Retrieved on June 26, 2016.
  7. Marcus Kruger traded to Hurricanes by Golden Knights. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 6, 2017.
  8. Hurricanes Acquire McKegg From Pittsburgh (February 26, 2018). Retrieved on February 26, 2018.
  9. Canes Acquire Martinook in Exchange for Kruger (May 3, 2018). Retrieved on May 5, 2018.
  10. Justin Williams signs two-year deal with Hurricanes. sportsnet.ca. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  11. Carolina Hurricanes sign winger Josh Jooris. sportsnet.ca. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  12. Carolina Hurricanes sign defenceman Brenden Kichton to two-way deal. sportsnet.ca. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  13. Hurricanes sign goaltender Jeremy Smith to one-year deal. sportsnet.ca. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  14. Canes Sign Fora to Entry-Level Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on June 15, 2018.
  15. Sabres ink Tennyson to 2-year deal. NHL.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  16. Lightning sign goalie Michael Leighton to one-year, two-way contract. NHL.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  17. McMillan to Riga; Nestrasil to Neftekhimik. August 1-4 transfer highlights. KHL.ru. Retrieved on August 8, 2017.
  18. ANDREW MILLER - LET'S GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE NEW PLAYER OF FRIBOURG GOTTÉRON!. leading-sport.com. Retrieved on June 11, 2019.
  19. Klas Dahlbeck Signs In KHL. prohockeyrumors.com. Retrieved on June 11, 2019.
  20. Former Blackhawks Forward Bryan Bickell Announces Retirement (April 8, 2017). Retrieved on October 5, 2017.
  21. Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Derek Ryan. nhl.com. Retrieved on June 26, 2017.
  22. Carrick Agrees to Terms with Hurricanes. nhl.com. Retrieved on June 26, 2017.
  23. Canes Agree to Terms with Patrick Brown. nhl.com. Retrieved on June 27, 2017.
  24. Canes Agree to Terms with Jake Chelios. nhl.com. Retrieved on June 27, 2017.
  25. Canes Agree to Terms with Brock McGinn. nhl.com. Retrieved on June 28, 2017.
  26. Canes Agree to Terms with Philip Samuelsson. nhl.com. Retrieved on June 28, 2017.
  27. Defenceman Dennis Robertson heads back to Carolina Hurricanes. sportsnet.ca. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  28. Canes, Slavin Agree on Seven-Year Extension. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 14, 2017.
  29. Canes, Slavin Agree on Seven-Year Extension. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 14, 2017.
  30. Canes Agree to Terms with Di Giuseppe. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 30, 2017.
  31. Pesce Inks Long-Term Extension with Canes. nhl.com. Retrieved on August 10, 2017.
  32. Canes, Helvig Agree to Terms on Entry-Level Deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on March 27, 2018.
  33. Hurricanes Sign Geekie to Entry-Level Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on May 11, 2018.
  34. Canes Sign Trevor Carrick to One-Year Deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on May 29, 2018.
  35. Canes Sign Patrick Brown to One-Year Deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on June 9, 2018.
  36. anes Sign Andrew Poturalski to One-Year Deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on June 9, 2018.
  37. 2017 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions Transactions. Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved on June 1, 2017.
  38. Rangers acquire Eric Staal from Hurricanes (February 28, 2016). Retrieved on February 28, 2016.
  39. Devils acquire Tuomo Ruutu from Carolina (March 5, 2014). Retrieved on March 6, 2014.
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