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2018–19 Carolina Hurricanes · NHL
Division 4th Metropolitan
Conference 7th Eastern
2018–19 record 46–29–7
Home record 24–13–4
Road record 22–16–3
Goals for 245
Goals against 223
General Manager Don Waddell
Coach Rod Brind'Amour
Captain Justin Williams
Alternate captains Justin Faulk
Jordan Staal
Arena PNC Arena
Average attendance 14,322 (76.7%)[1]
(41 games)
Team leaders
Goals Sebastian Aho (30)
Assists Teuvo Teravainen (55)
Points Sebastian Aho (83)
Penalties in minutes Andrei Svechnikov (62)
Wins Petr Mrazek (23)
Goals against average Alex Nedeljkovic (2.00)

The 2018–19 Carolina Hurricanes season was the 40th 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 22nd season since the franchise relocated from Hartford to start the 1997–98 NHL season.[2] For the first time since 2009, the Hurricanes reached the playoffs, clinching a playoff berth with a 3–1 win against the New Jersey Devils on April 4, 2019.[3][4] In the playoffs the Hurricanes reached the Conference Finals where they were swept by the Boston Bruins.[5]

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

PreseasonEdit

The preseason schedule was published on June 12, 2018.[6]

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season schedule was released on June 21, 2018.[7]

2018–19 game log

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

Detailed recordsEdit

Updated as of April 6, 2019[8]

Eastern Conference
Atlantic GP W L OT SHOTS GF GA PP PK FO W–L
Boston Bruins 3 1 1 1 118–99 10 10 2–12 3–11 102–107
Buffalo Sabres 3 3 0 0 89–109 14 10 1–6 1–8 83–104
Detroit Red Wings 3 1 1 1 130–77 7 9 3–10 1–7 95–101
Florida Panthers 3 3 0 0 90–99 12 7 3–11 2–8 84–99
Montreal Canadiens 3 2 1 0 93–118 8 8 0–5 0–10 96–98
Ottawa Senators 3 2 1 0 100–83 10 9 4–8 1–7 67–89
Tampa Bay Lightning 3 0 3 0 95–89 6 13 0–11 5–12 82–133
Toronto Maple Leafs 3 2 1 0 112–85 10 7 3–7 1–9 84–95
Division total 24 14 8 2 827–759 77 73 16–70 14–72 693–826
Metropolitan GP W L OT SHOTS GF GA PP PK FO W–L
Carolina Hurricanes
Columbus Blue Jackets 4 2 2 0 143–100 8 10 0–8 1–10 104–114
New Jersey Devils 4 2 2 0 122–122 7 7 2–15 1–13 121–130
New York Islanders 4 1 2 1 136–90 7 11 2–11 2–11 126–98
New York Rangers 4 2 2 0 153–105 14 13 1–11 4–13 118–101
Philadelphia Flyers 4 4 0 0 121–123 17 9 4–10 4–12 118–134
Pittsburgh Penguins 4 2 2 0 174–146 12 12 1–10 0–6 126–123
Washington Capitals 4 0 3 1 110–110 9 16 3–11 2–9 125–112
Division total 28 13 13 2 959–796 74 78 13–76 14–74 838–802
Conference total 52 27 21 4 1786–1555 151 151 29–146 28–146 1531–1628
Western Conference
Central GP W L OT SHOTS GF GA PP PK FO W–L
Chicago Blackhawks 2 2 0 0 74–73 7 5 3–4 0–2 56–46
Colorado Avalanche 2 1 1 0 76–60 4 3 0–6 1–7 69–45
Dallas Stars 2 2 0 0 58–57 6 0 2–4 0–5 43–72
Minnesota Wild 2 2 0 0 90–48 10 5 1–11 3–9 63–71
Nashville Predators 2 2 0 0 66–57 11 6 4–10 0–8 43–64
St. Louis Blues 2 1 1 0 63–43 6 6 1–7 1–7 60–61
Winnipeg Jets 2 0 2 0 72–55 2 11 0–5 2–4 65–66
Division total 14 10 4 0 499–393 46 36 11–47 7–42 409–425
Pacific GP W L OT SHOTS GF GA PP PK FO W–L
Anaheim Ducks 2 1 0 1 70–48 5 3 0–10 0–8 57–61
Arizona Coyotes 2 1 0 1 78–48 6 4 0–11 1–5 65–54
Calgary Flames 2 0 1 1 72–57 5 7 0–6 1–9 55–73
Edmonton Oilers 2 2 0 0 61–62 10 5 1–3 1–7 71–53
Los Angeles Kings 2 1 1 0 68–58 6 3 1–5 0–5 62–67
San Jose Sharks 2 1 1 0 81–46 5 8 1–5 3–5 79–58
Vancouver Canucks 2 2 0 0 67–51 10 5 1–8 2–6 62–72
Vegas Golden Knights 2 1 1 0 66–50 5 5 0–6 1–6 55–61
Division total 16 9 4 3 563–420 52 40 4–54 9–51 506–499
Conference total 30 19 8 3 1062–813 98 76 15–101 16–93 915–924
NHL total 82 46 29 7 2848–2367 249 227 43–247 44–239 2446–2548

PlayoffsEdit

The Hurricanes faced the Washington Capitals in the First Round of the playoffs,[9] and defeated them in seven games.[10]

The Hurricanes faced the New York Islanders in the Second Round of the playoffs,[11] sweeping them in four games, which was the first best-of-seven series sweep in Hurricanes/Whalers franchise history.[12][13]

The Hurricanes faced the Boston Bruins in the Conference Finals,[14] and were swept in four games.[15] They played against each other in the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs, where the Hurricanes defeated the Bruins in the Conference Semifinals in seven games.[16]

2019 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statisticsEdit

As of May 16, 2019[17][18]

SkatersEdit

Regular season[19]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Aho, SebastianSebastian Aho 82 30 53 83 25 26
Teravainen, TeuvoTeuvo Teravainen 82 21 55 76 30 12
Williams, JustinJustin Williams 82 23 30 53 −4 44
Ferland, MichealMicheal Ferland 71 17 23 40 13 58
Hamilton, DougieDougie Hamilton 82 18 21 39 0 54
Svechnikov, AndreiAndrei Svechnikov 82 20 17 37 0 62
Faulk, JustinJustin Faulk 82 11 24 35 9 47
Slavin, JaccobJaccob Slavin 82 8 23 31 0 18
Niederreiter, NinoNino Niederreiter

|| 36 || 14 || 16 || 30 || 7 || 20

Pesce, BrettBrett Pesce 73 7 22 29 35 24
Staal, JordanJordan Staal 50 11 17 28 6 26
Wallmark, LucasLucas Wallmark 81 10 18 28 −8 36
McGinn, BrockBrock McGinn 82 10 16 26 10 20
Martinook, JordanJordan Martinook 82 15 10 25 1 38
Foegele, WarrenWarren Foegele 77 10 5 15 −17 20
van Riemsdyk, TrevorTrevor van Riemsdyk 78 3 11 14 −4 10
de Haan, CalvinCalvin de Haan 74 1 13 14 1 20
McKegg, GregGreg McKegg 41 6 5 11 −2 8
Maenalanen, SakuSaku Maenalanen 34 4 4 8 0 20
Rask, VictorVictor Rask

|| 26 || 1 || 5 || 6 || –3 || 4

Di Giuseppe, PhillipPhillip Di Giuseppe

|| 21 || 1 || 3 || 4 || –2 || 8

Bishop, ClarkClark Bishop 20 1 2 3 –3 6
Zykov, ValentinValentin Zykov

|| 13 || 0 || 3 || 3 || −1 || 0

Necas, MartinMartin Necas 7 1 1 2 0 2
Fleury, HaydnHaydn Fleury 20 0 1 1 4 2
Roy, NicolasNicolas Roy 6 0 0 0 0 2
Kuokkanen, JanneJanne Kuokkanen 7 0 0 0 –2 4
Carrick, TrevorTrevor Carrick 1 0 0 0 −1 5
Bean, JakeJake Bean 2 0 0 0 0 2

Playoffs[20]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Aho, SebastianSebastian Aho 15 5 7 12 3 2
Slavin, JaccobJaccob Slavin 15 0 11 11 5 0
Teravainen, TeuvoTeuvo Teravainen 15 7 3 10 6 2
Staal, JordanJordan Staal 15 4 6 10 7 8
Foegele, WarrenWarren Foegele 15 5 4 9 6 6
Faulk, JustinJustin Faulk 15 1 7 8 4 4
Williams, JustinJustin Williams 15 4 3 7 1 18
Hamilton, DougieDougie Hamilton 15 3 4 7 3 10
McGinn, BrockBrock McGinn 15 2 4 6 –1 6
Pesce, BrettBrett Pesce 15 0 6 6 4 0
Svechnikov, AndreiAndrei Svechnikov 9 3 2 5 0 9
Wallmark, LucasLucas Wallmark 15 1 4 5 0 6
Niederreiter, NinoNino Niederreiter 15 1 3 4 0 12
Martinook, JordanJordan Martinook 10 0 4 4 0 6
McKegg, GregGreg McKegg 14 2 0 2 1 4
de Haan, CalvinCalvin de Haan 12 1 0 1 3 2
Maenalanen, SakuSaku Maenalanen 9 0 1 1 1 6
Ferland, MichealMicheal Ferland 7 0 1 1 −3 18
Bishop, ClarkClark Bishop 2 0 0 0 0 0
Saarela, AleksiAleksi Saarela 1 0 0 0 0 0
Fleury, HaydnHaydn Fleury 9 0 0 0 1 2
Brown, PatrickPatrick Brown 8 0 0 0 0 0
van Riemsdyk, TrevorTrevor van Riemsdyk 9 0 0 0 0 2

GoaltendersEdit

Regular season[21]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Mrazek, PetrPetr Mrazek 40 40 2,386:51 23 14 3 95 2.39 1,104 .914 4 0 1 6
McElhinney, CurtisCurtis McElhinney 33 33 1,977:31 20 11 2 85 2.58 968 .912 2 0 0 0
Darling, ScottScott Darling 8 8 485:34 2 4 2 27 3.34 233 .884 0 0 0 0
Nedeljkovic, AlexAlex Nedeljkovic 1 1 60:00 1 0 0 2 2.00 26 .923 0 0 0 0
Playoffs[22]
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Mrazek, PetrPetr Mrazek 11 11 659:43 5 5 30 2.73 282 .894 2 0 0 0
McElhinney, CurtisCurtis McElhinney 5 4 268:25 3 2 9 2.01 128 .930 0 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.

TransactionsEdit

The Hurricanes have been involved in the following transactions during the 2018–19 season.

TradesEdit

Date Details Ref
June 23, 2018 (2018-06-23) To New York Rangers
VGK's 7th-round pick in 2018
To Carolina Hurricanes
BOS' 7th-round pick in 2019
[23]
June 23, 2018 (2018-06-23) To Calgary Flames
Noah Hanifin
Elias Lindholm
To Carolina Hurricanes
Dougie Hamilton
Micheal Ferland
Adam Fox
[24]
August 2, 2018 (2018-08-02) To Buffalo Sabres
Jeff Skinner
To Carolina Hurricanes
Cliff Pu
2nd-round pick in 2019
3rd-round pick in 2020
6th-round pick in 2020
[25]
January 17, 2019 (2019-01-17) To Minnesota Wild
Victor Rask
To Carolina Hurricanes
Nino Niederreiter
[26]
February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25) To Florida Panthers
Cliff Pu
To Carolina Hurricanes
Future considerations
[27]
April 30, 2019 (2019-04-30) To New York Rangers
Adam Fox
To Carolina Hurricanes
2nd-round pick in 2019
Conditional 3rd-round pick in 2020
[28]

Free agentsEdit

Date Player Team Contract term Ref
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Jake Chelios to Detroit Red Wings 1-year [29]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Petr Mrazek from Philadelphia Flyers 1-year [30]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Joakim Nordstrom to Boston Bruins 2-year [31]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Derek Ryan to Calgary Flames 3-year [32]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Cam Ward to Chicago Blackhawks 1-year [33]
July 2, 2018 (2018-07-02) Dan Renouf from Detroit Red Wings 1-year [34]
July 3, 2018 (2018-07-03) Calvin de Haan from New York Islanders 4-year [35]
July 9, 2018 (2018-07-09) Jeremy Smith to Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL) Unknown [36]
August 9, 2018 (2018-08-09) Keegan Kanzig to Idaho Steelheads (ECHL) 1-year [37]
September 11, 2018 (2018-09-11) Tyler Ganly to Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL) 1-year [38]
September 27, 2018 (2018-09-27) Michal Cajkovsky from Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (KHL) 1-year [39]
October 10, 2018 (2018-10-10) Brenden Kichton to SaiPa (Liiga) Unknown [40]
April 17, 2019 (2019-04-17) Jacob Pritchard from UMass Minutemen (Hockey East) 1-year [41]

WaiversEdit

Date Player Team Ref
October 2, 2018 (2018-10-02) Curtis McElhinney from Toronto Maple Leafs [42]
November 30, 2018 (2018-11-30) Valentin Zykov to Edmonton Oilers [43]
January 1, 2019 (2019-01-01) Phillip Di Giuseppe to Nashville Predators [44]

Contract terminationsEdit

Date Player Via Ref
October 20, 2018 (2018-10-20) Michael Fora Mutual termination [45]
December 29, 2018 (2018-12-29) Michal Cajkovsky Mutual termination [46]

RetirementEdit

Date Player Ref

SigningsEdit

Date Player Contract term Ref
June 26, 2018 (2018-06-26) Phillip Di Giuseppe 1-year [47]
June 29, 2018 (2018-06-29) Valentin Zykov 2-year [48]
June 30, 2018 (2018-06-30) Andrei Svechnikov 3-year [49]
July 5, 2018 (2018-07-05) Trevor van Riemsdyk 2-year [50]
July 12, 2018 (2018-07-12) Greg McKegg 1-year [51]
July 12, 2018 (2018-07-12) Lucas Wallmark 2-year [52]
January 21, 2019 (2019-01-21) Teuvo Teravainen 5-year [53]
March 21, 2019 (2019-03-21) Stelio Mattheos 3-year [54]
May 28, 2019 (2019-05-28) Jesper Sellgren 3-year [55]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Carolina Hurricanes draft picks

Below are the Carolina Hurricanes' selections at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 22 and 23, 2018, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 2 Andrei Svechnikov RW Flag of Russia.png Russia Barrie Colts (OHL)
2 42 Jack Drury C Flag of the United States.png United States Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
4 961 Luke Henman C Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (QMJHL)
4 104 Lenni Killinen RW Flag of Finland.png Finland Blues U20 (Nuorten SM-liiga)
6 166 Jesper Sellgren D Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Modo Hockey (Allsvenskan)
7 197 Jake Kucharski G Flag of the United States.png United States Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)

Notes:

  1. The Arizona Coyotes' fourth-round pick went to the Carolina Hurricanes as the result of a trade on May 3, 2018, that sent Marcus Kruger and a third-round pick in 2018 to Arizona in exchange for Jordan Martinook and this pick.[56]

ReferencesEdit

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