Hurricanes owner to be inducted into US Hockey Hall of Fame
Posted July 25, 2013
Peter Karmanos, owner and CEO of the Carolina Hurricanes, will be inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013, according to a statement released by USA Hockey Thursday morning.
Four others will join Karmanos in the Hall: former NHL stars Doug Weight and Bill Guerin, women’s hockey pioneer Cindy Curley and former collegiate coach Ron Mason.
Weight was a member of the 2006 Hurricanes’ Stanley Cup team.
Karmanos purchased the Hartford Whalers on June 28, 1994, and moved the franchise to Raleigh on May 6, 1997. Since then, the Hurricanes have reached the conference finals three times, the Stanley Cup Finals twice and brought home the Stanley Cup in 2006.
USA Hockey honored Karmanos for his work to grow the game of hockey on many different levels in the United States for more than five decades including the ECHL’s Florida Everblades, the OHL’s Plymouth Whalers and the Compuware youth hockey program in Michigan.