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2016–17 Carolina Hurricanes season

The 2016–17 Carolina Hurricanes season was the 38th 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 20th season since the franchise relocated from Hartford to start the 1997–98 NHL season.[1] The Canes failed to make the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season.

2016–17 Carolina Hurricanes
Division7th Metropolitan
Conference12th Eastern
2016–17 record36–31–15
Home record23–12–6
Road record13–19–9
Goals for215
Goals against236
Team information
General ManagerRon Francis
CoachBill Peters
CaptainVacant
Alternate captainsJustin Faulk
Victor Rask
Jeff Skinner
Jordan Staal
ArenaPNC Arena
Average attendance11,152 (59.7%)
Minor league affiliate(s)Charlotte Checkers (AHL)
Florida Everblades (ECHL)
Team leaders
GoalsJeff Skinner (37)
AssistsElias Lindholm (34)
PointsJeff Skinner (63)
Penalty minutesJordan Staal (38)
Plus/minusJaccob Slavin
Brett Pesce (+23)
WinsCam Ward (26)
Goals against averageEddie Lack (2.64)

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Metropolitan Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – Washington Capitals 82 55 19 8 53 263 182 +81 118
2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 50 21 11 46 282 234 +48 111
3 x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 50 24 8 47 249 195 +54 108
4 x – New York Rangers 82 48 28 6 45 256 220 +36 102
5 New York Islanders 82 41 29 12 39 241 242 −1 94
6 Philadelphia Flyers 82 39 33 10 32 219 236 −17 88
7 Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 31 15 33 215 236 −21 87
8 New Jersey Devils 82 28 40 14 25 183 244 −61 70
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents' Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.

Conference standingsEdit

Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – Washington Capitals 82 55 19 8 53 263 182 +81 118
2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 50 21 11 46 282 234 +48 111
3 x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 50 24 8 47 249 195 +54 108
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents' Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.
Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens 82 47 26 9 44 226 200 +26 103
2 x – Ottawa Senators 82 44 28 10 38 212 214 −2 98
3 x – Boston Bruins 82 44 31 7 42 234 212 +22 95
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 ME x – New York Rangers 82 48 28 6 45 256 220 +36 102
2 AT x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 40 27 15 39 251 242 +9 95
3 ME New York Islanders 82 41 29 12 39 241 242 −1 94
4 AT Tampa Bay Lightning 82 42 30 10 38 234 227 +7 94
5 ME Philadelphia Flyers 82 39 33 10 32 219 236 −17 88
6 ME Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 31 15 33 215 236 −21 87
7 AT Florida Panthers 82 35 36 11 30 210 237 −27 81
8 AT Detroit Red Wings 82 33 36 13 24 207 244 −37 79
9 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 33 37 12 31 201 237 −36 78
10 ME New Jersey Devils 82 28 40 14 25 183 244 −61 70
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2016–17 Game Log[2]

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

Player statsEdit

As of April 9, 2017

SkatersEdit

GoaltendersEdit

Regular Season[4]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Cam Ward 61 61 3617:55 26 22 12 162 2.69 1711 .905 2 0 1 6
Eddie Lack 20 18 1089:51 8 7 3 48 2.64 492 .902 1 0 0 0
Michael Leighton 4 3 210:17 2 2 0 12 3.43 92 .870 0 0 1 0
Alex Nedeljkovic 1 0 29:57 0 0 0 0 0.00 17 1.000 0 0 0 2
Jorge Alves 1 0 0:08 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 n/a 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.

RosterEdit

TransactionsEdit

The Hurricanes have been involved in the following transactions during the 2016–17 season.