2018-19 Record: 46-29-7 99pts. – – 4th Place in Metropolitan (Wild Card)
Playoffs: Lost in Eastern Conference Finals to Boston
2019-20 Jersey Guide:
Key Additions: F – Ryan Dzingel, F – Brian Gibbons, G – James Reimer, F – Erik Haula, G – Anton Forsberg, D – Gustav Forsling, D – Jake Gardiner (signed 9/6/19)
Key Departures: F – Micheal Ferland, G – Curtis McElhinney, F – Greg McKegg, G – Scott Darling, D – Calvin de Haan
After being one of the best stories of the 2018-19 season, the Carolina Hurricanes reinvigorated their franchise, along with some excellent “Bunch of Jerks” marketing thanks to Don Cherry, the Hurricanes stormed their way to the Eastern Conference Finals where they would eventually fall to the Boston Bruins.
For the Hurricanes they did some minor tinkering to their lineup. The re-signed forward Sebastian Aho and goalie Petr Mrazek, and then traded for goalie James Reimer, and forward Erik Haula. Then the signing of forward Ryan Dzingel helped solidify their offense in the top six.
The Hurricanes will look to duplicate their success this past season in the 2019-20 season, and they have the ingredients to do so. It’s up to them to continue to grow and evolve their game, and keep skating in the right direction.