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Bill Peters | Center

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (50) / 5/1/1966
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 160
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The Hurricanes have given head coach Bill Peters a contract extension through the 2018-19 season.
"Bill is a talented, young coach in the National Hockey League," GM Ron Francis said. "We are happy that he has made a commitment to the Hurricanes, and that he will be a major part of the team continuing to grow." Carolina has posted a 65-72-27 record in his two seasons behind the bench. The club improved by 15 points from the 2014-15 campaign last year and Peters won a gold medal coaching Team Canada at the 2016 World Championship. Jul 27 - 10:13 AM

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The Carolina Hurricanes are reporting a 40% increase in season-ticket sales.

Hurricanes president Don Waddell also said that overall ticket sales have increased by 60%. It helps that Carolina's season-ticket renewal rate is 90.15%, up from 87% by September 2015. "Every summer, we’ve been chasing our old business all summer," Waddell said. "This year, because we kept our prices flat … our renewals went much better than anyone could’ve hoped. Now our full sales team … (has) been able to work on bringing new customers and new fans into the fold." The Hurricanes ranked last in attendance last season with an average of 12,203 fans per home game, so this news is particularly encouraging.
Jul 20 - 4:32 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes have a rough early schedule.

Carolina will spend its first six games of the 2015-16 campaign on the road before finally hosting its home opener against the Rangers on Oct. 28. From there it will host the Flyers on Oct. 30 before playing another two games away from home, bringing the Hurricanes' road game total up to eight in their first 10 contests. That parallels the 2015-16 schedule, which was just as road heavy to start the season. Carolina ended up with a 4-6-0 record over that span.
Jun 22 - 8:16 AM

Carolina has 10 picks in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, including the 13th overall selection.

"We have accumulated 10 picks in this draft and 10 picks in the next draft. If there's an opportunity to parlay that into something that makes our team better, absolutely we're going to do that," said GM Ron Francis. "But our goal every year is to get into the playoffs. I know it's been tough and a struggle but I certainly think we're making strides toward that." Carolina is expected to focus on forwards in the draft because they need help offensively and they already have some good defense prospects. Logan Brown, Michael McLeod, Tyson Jost, Kieffer Bellows or Clayton Keller could be possibilities for Carolina in Round 1.
Jun 10 - 9:56 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes have released their preseason schedule.

Carolina will participate in seven exhibition games, starting with a contest in Washington on Sept. 26 and concluding with the Hurricanes hosting the Capitals on Oct. 7. Carolina will also play two games against Buffalo, two against Tampa Bay, and one versus Minnesota. The contests against the Sabres are of particular note as they will take place in Marquette, Michigan and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
Jun 7 - 8:48 AM

Centennial Authority chairman Tom McCormick said that Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. assured him that the team won't relocate.

Peter Karmanos Jr. is looking to sell the team, so that's why there's a concern of relocation. The authority is the landlord of the Hurricanes' current home, PNC Arena. The team's lease runs through 2024.
Jun 3 - 8:50 AM

Ulf Samuelsson has been hired as the new head coach of the AHL's Charlotte Checkers.

"I've known him 35-plus years and he's a quality individual and a hard-working guy," said Carolina GM Ron Francis. "He has a strong coaching resume and I think he will be a good head coach for the Checkers. He will be hard on his players but I think will be fair on his players. That's what you want in a coach." Samuelsson has worked as an assistant coach with the New York Rangers for the past three seasons.
Jun 1 - 8:47 AM

Coach Mark Morris has decided to part ways with the AHL's Charlotte Checkers.

The Checkers are affiliated with the Carolina Hurricanes. Morris worked with the AHL squad for one season, but he decided to return to begin coaching a college squad again. He's accepted a job with St. Lawrence (N.Y.) University. He previously spent 13 seasons with Clarkson University.
May 4 - 7:47 AM

Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. said that the Hurricanes will not be moving.

The Hurricanes are in Montreal Saturday to end the season and the speculation in Quebec is that Carolina could move to the new arena in Quebec City. While Karmanos is looking to sell the team, he is not looking to have the team move to Quebec City or anywhere else. "I promise this team isn’t going to Quebec," Karmanos stated to the Journal du Quebec. Stay tuned.
Apr 9 - 5:45 AM

With their loss on Saturday, Carolina has been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.

The Hurricanes have now missed the playoffs for seven straight seasons, which is second only to the Edmonton Oilers. At least this will be a step up from last season as Carolina has 84 points in 79 games thus far compared to 71 points in 82 contests in 2014-15. As the 2015-16 record suggests, the Hurricanes are a decent, but not good team this season. They have some potential going forward and depending on how their summer goes, it wouldn't be shocking to see Carolina end its playoff drought next year.
Apr 4 - 5:24 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes are 6-2-6 since the February 29 trade deadline.

The Hurricanes were sellers and not buyers and that is why their record is so surprising as it was assumed Carolina would fall in the standings and not rise. Their six non-regulation losses could have been helped by some timely scoring but that's what happens when you trade an Eric Staal. Nevertheless, the future is starting to finally look bright in Carolina with a young blueline and some good young forwards like Elias Lindholm, Jeff Skinner and Victor Rask.
Apr 2 - 6:12 AM

With the Carolina Hurricanes' struggling, Hurricanes GM Ron Francis offered his support of coach Bill Peters.

"I think we’re a well-coached team," Francis said. "I think you see that on a night-in, night-out basis. It’s more a matter of executing properly and more consistently." Carolina is just 6-10-2 this season, putting it well on its way to missing the playoffs for a seventh straight campaign. The Hurricanes' roster isn't particularly impressive, so it's not surprising that they possess a poor record.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 10:36:00 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes have been struggling in five-on-five situations.

Carolina has been outscored 28-17 in five-on-five play. "I think we’ve done a good job of not giving up much and our offense is slowly coming," Jordan Staal said. "You can always get better at each end, but we take pride of not giving up much five on five and I think we’ve done a good job." Regardless, the Hurricanes need to start getting better results at even strength if they want to claw their way into the playoffs this season. As things stand, they're 6-8-0.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 08:13:00 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes are only 1-4 on home ice this season.

The Hurricanes are going to have to do a whole lot better than that if they hope to compete for a playoff spot. They are currently 5-8 overall and tied for 12th in the standings of the Eastern Conference.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 03:58:00 AM

Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters wasn't happy with his team's performance in their 4-1 loss to the Florida Panthers on Tuesday.

"I didn’t think we had much — of anything," Peters said. "There weren’t many aspects, many areas of the game that I liked. I didn’t think we started on time and I didn’t think we competed. I didn’t think we won any races and we didn’t look like we were hungry to get to the puck." Carolina has fallen to 0-3-0 this season and is about to start a seven-game road trip. There weren't many people predicting that this would be a good season for Hurricanes to begin with and this slow start only fuels the popular opinion.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 09:55:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jordan Staal
2Teuvo Teravainen
3Victor Rask
4Jay McClement
5Brody Sutter
LW1Jeff Skinner
2Joakim Nordstrom
3Bryan Bickell
4Phil Di Giuseppe
5Brendan Woods
RW1Elias Lindholm
2Lee Stempniak
3Sebastian Aho
4Viktor Stalberg
5Andrej Nestrasil
D1Justin Faulk
2Ron Hainsey
3Noah Hanifin
4Ryan Murphy
5Jaccob Slavin
6Brett Pesce
7Trevor Carrick
8Matt Tennyson
G1Cam Ward
2Eddie Lack