Ranking All Eight Carolina Hurricanes Team Captains

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 24: Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates against the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 24, 2019 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 24: Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates against the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 24, 2019 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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1997 Season: Carolina captain Kevin Dineen slams Ranger Ulf Samuelsson into the boards. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images)
1997 Season: Carolina captain Kevin Dineen slams Ranger Ulf Samuelsson into the boards. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images) /

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?