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Bill Peters | Center

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (51) / 5/1/1966
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 160
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The Carolina Hurricanes will have a team captain for the 2017-18 campaign.
Hurricanes coach Bill Peters will name the next captain at the end of training camp. Carolina went through the 2016-17 campaign without a captain, but they had four assistants in Jordan Staal, Jeff Skinner and Victor Rask, and Justin Faulk. "It will be a group decision," Peters said in regards to who will get the 'C'. "I think it’s important to get everybody’s ideas. When you ask people, not only do I ask them but I also ask them why? Give me an example of why you picked that guy. Give me another one. Give me an example of how he showed leadership." Sep 6 - 3:27 AM

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The Carolina Hurricanes have confirmed that an offer has been made to purchase the franchise.

Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. is evaluating the offer and weighing his options, one of which is to simply retain ownership of the team. As previously reported, it's believed that former Texas Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg is the one who made a bid to buy the Hurricanes and that offer is reportedly in the $500 million range. If the team is sold, it will remain in Raleigh.
Jul 13 - 5:38 PM

Chuck Greenberg is reportedly closing in on a deal in the $500 million range to purchase the Carolina Hurricanes.

Greenberg is the founder of Greenberg Sports Group and the former CEO of the Texas Rangers. The Hurricanes would stay in Carolina with this purchase. While Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. has been reportedly looking to sell the team for years, it has been stated in the past that the Hurricanes wouldn't relocate.
Jul 13 - 2:14 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes have hired Mike Bales to be their new goalie coach.

He'll get to work with newly acquired goaltender Scott Darling. Bales joins the Hurricanes after spending the last four years as the goalie coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins. "Mike has a proven history of success as a goaltending coach with the Penguins, winning back-to-back Stanley Cups," said 'Canes GM Ron Francis. "Based on our research, we are confident that he is someone our goalies and coaching staff will enjoy working with, and we're thrilled to have him in our organization."
Jun 17 - 5:04 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes have selected Mike Vellucci to serve as the head coach of their AHL affiliates, the Charlotte Checkers.

Vellucci was already serving as an assistant general manager with the Hurricanes and he will retain that post despite gaining a second job. "Mike has more than 20 years of coaching experience, including more than 800 games as a head coach in the Ontario League," Hurricanes GM Ron Francis said a statement. "He is excited to get back behind the bench and we appreciate his willingness to take on this additional responsibility." Before joining Carolina, Vellucci spent 14 seasons with OHL Plymouth where he spent much of his tenure as the team's general manager and head coach.
Jun 16 - 4:52 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes will participate in seven preseason games with the first being on Sept. 18.

Interestingly, Carolina only booked two home games for its exhibition season with those contests being against Tampa Bay on Sept. 20 and Washington on Sept. 29. It will face Edmonton for a contest in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Sept. 27.
Jun 9 - 10:28 AM

Carolina has 11 picks in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

That includes seven selections in the first three rounds. The Hurricanes only have a 3.2 percent chance of winning the first overall pick.
Apr 15 - 8:32 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes' point streak ended at 13 consecutive games.

That was a franchise record and the Hurricanes went 9-0-4 over that span. However, Carolina was so far out of the playoffs when that run started, that it wasn't enough to save the season. With a 3-0 loss to Dallas on Saturday, the Hurricanes' playoff hopes are all-but officially dead despite the 13 games that preceded it.
Apr 2 - 9:38 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes have set a franchise record by recording at least a point in 13 straight games.

Carolina earned a 2-1 overtime victory on Thursday, bringing the run up to 9-0-4. Before the Hurricanes started this run they were assumed to be out of the hunt for a playoff spot, but now they have a shot at advancing. They still have an uphill battle ahead of them though as they remain four points behind the Boston Bruins in the Wild Card race. Carolina will try to keep this run going on Saturday against Dallas.
Mar 31 - 8:31 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes still have an outside shot of making the playoffs.

It didn't seem possible not that long ago, but the Hurricanes have gone on a 8-0-4 run to push themselves into the picture. Even with that run they still have an uphill battle ahead of them as Carolina remains four points back in the Wild Card race with seven games left in their schedule. Still, if they can find a way to keep their current hot streak going, then anything's possible. They'll face the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.
Mar 30 - 7:49 AM

Simply put, Peter Karmanos is open to selling the Carolina Hurricanes.

He's been on the hunt for a minority buyer the last few years, but appears open to the idea of moving on from the franchise entirely "depending on the offer." Which unfortunately is not specific enough to draw conclusions from, but may, hopefully, still hint at his desire to keep the Hurricanes in Carolina. Time will tell. Stay tuned.
Jan 28 - 3:17 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes are 14-1-1 in their last 16 games at home.

We guess they sure like that home cooking as teams do not look forward to playing the Canes in Raleigh. "Everybody is having fun right now," Carolina forward Brock McGinn said. "We’re in the hunt for the playoffs and these are big games, big points every time you step on the ice. The home fans can definitely motivate you that much more."
Jan 15 - 8:13 AM

Carolina's performance at home compared to the road has been night and day.

Teams are expected to perform better at home, but the contrast with the Hurricanes is particularly severe. They have a 10-3-1 record at PNC Arena and are 5-8-6 everywhere else. That's the main reason the Hurricanes are seven points behind in the playoff race because while their home record stacks up well versus most of the competition in the Metropolitan Division, they've failed to largely break even on the road like Philadelphia (8-7-1) and Pittsburgh (7-6-3) or come out ahead like Washington (8-3-4), the Rangers (11-6-0), and Columbus (10-2-3).
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 04:58:00 AM

Tonight's game between the Red Wings and Hurricanes has been rescheduled due to poor ice conditions.

The poor ice was due to an issue with PNC Arena's cooling system. The Red Wings simply couldn't wait any longer because they have a game against Tampa Bay tomorrow night. The league's rule states that the game needs to be underway at least 22 hours before the next game begins. The date and time of the rescheduled game hasn't been decided yet.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 08:56:00 PM

The game between the Carolina Hurricanes and Detroit Red Wings has been delayed because of poor ice conditions.

The game is taking place in Carolina and it was supposed to begin at 7:00 p.m. ET. There's no official word on how long the delay will last.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 06:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Victor Rask
2Jordan Staal
3Derek Ryan
4Marcus Kruger
5Josh Jooris
6Aleksi Saarela
LW1Jeff Skinner
2Sebastian Aho
3Joakim Nordstrom
4Brock McGinn
5Phil Di Giuseppe
RW1Elias Lindholm
2Justin Williams
3Teuvo Teravainen
4Lee Stempniak
5Valentin Zykov
6Julien Gauthier
D1Justin Faulk
2Jaccob Slavin
3Brett Pesce
4Noah Hanifin
5Trevor van Riemsdyk
6Haydn Fleury
7Klas Dahlbeck
8Jake Bean
G1Scott Darling
2Cam Ward