Carolina Hurricanes – Blakeway Panoramas NHL Posters Description
This panorama, taken by James Simmons, spotlights the Carolina Hurricanes playing at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. The franchise originally joined the National Hockey LeagueÂ® in 1979, and the Hurricanes were established in 1997, after relocating from Hartford, Connecticut, to North Carolina. Since arriving in North Carolina, the Hurricanes have captured numerous division titles and Eastern Conference championships and, in 2006, they brought North Carolina its first major professional sports championship, capturing the coveted Stanley CupÂ®. The Hurricanes also hosted the NHLÂ® All-Star Game in January 2011, with an estimated 138,000 fans taking part in the weekend’s festivities.