In 1997, the Hartford Whalers relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina to become the hurricanes after attempts to build a new arena failed.

Hurricanes logo: The team's crest is a modification of the international hurricane symbol

Notable players from this era include former captains Eric Staal (#12) and Rod Brind'Amour (#17).

Staal was selected 2nd overall in the infamous 2003 NHL entry draft by the hurricanes. Staal was made captain in 2010 and remained a hurricane until he was traded to the new York Rangers in 2016 where he played with his brother Marc.

Brind'Amour retired at the end of the 2008-2009 season finishing with 1184 points over his 20 year career. He is the current head coach of the hurricanes

Best season during this era:

2008-2009

97 points for 6th in the eastern conference. They battled to make it to the eastern conference finals where they lost to the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins in 4 games

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