7: Kevin Dineen
Kevin Dineen was the first captain of the Carolina Hurricanes. He was serving as the captain up in Hartford prior to the franchises move south. He remained in the captains seat when the Hurricanes first took the ice in Greensboro in 97.
Sadly however his production began to slip that season. Over the course of the 53 games that season, Dineen only totaled 7 goals and 23 points as the Hurricanes failed to qualify for the playoffs during their first season.
In the 1998-1999 season, his final season with the Hurricanes/Whalers Dineen would serve as alternate captain as the Canes went on to make their first playoff appearance.
Currently Dineen is the head coach for the AHL’s San Diego Gulls. Previously serving as head coach for the Portland Pirates, Florida Panthers, and Canadian Women’s national team. He was also an assistant coach for the Chicago Blackhawks. Winning a Stanley Cup in the process
Now I mentioned the teams first trip to the playoffs, but wore the C that season?