Ten new partners are joining the Carolina Hurricanes ownership team, according to Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. Nine of the teams ten new investors are based locally in North Carolina.
These new partners are devoted to the continued success of the Hurricanes in North Carolina, said Karmanos. Their investments in our team further solidify our franchises standing in the National Hockey League and the North Carolina sports community.
Eight of the ten partners are: Michael Kahn, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. (James Goodmon, A.J. Fletcher Foundation), Matthew Szulik, Ice Puck LLC (Orris Temple Sloan, Jr.), Clancy & Theys Construction (David Tim Clancy, Joel Thomas Irving Clancy, Kathryn Virginia Clancy, Robert Todd Clancy, Sarah Elizabeth Sturm), Jim Rutherford, Hurricanes Investment, LLC (Abel Zalcberg, Barbara Zalcberg) and Whitney Holdings Inc. (Frederick J. Whitney, Timothy M. Whitney). The remaining two investment partners have chosen to keep their partnerships private.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Kahn is the owner of Carolinas American Hockey League affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers. His heading of Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., has strong sports ties. It is a locally-owned communications company which owns WRAL-TV, WRAZ-TV, WRAL-FM, WCMC-FM, WDNC-AM, WCLY-AM, Microspace, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Marketing in the Triangle; WJZY-TV and WMYT-TV in Charlotte; WILM-TV and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, It also owns and operates the Durham Bulls of the International League, the Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, and Capitol property 99.9 The Fan (WCMC-FM) is the flagship station of the Carolina Hurricanes radio network.
Whitney Holdings Inc. was created by Frederick J. Whitney and Timothy M. Whitney in August 2011 for the purpose of investing in the Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Club.
Jim Rutherford is in his 18th year as general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, making him the longest-tenured general manager in franchise history and the second-longest tenured general manager currently serving in the NHL. Under Rutherford, the Hurricanes have earned a 487-432-139-20 regular-season record since arriving in North Carolina, including a pair of trips to the Stanley Cup Final and the first Stanley Cup Championship in franchise history in 2006. Rutherfords management efforts were recognized in 2002 and 2006, when The Hockey News named him Executive of the Year, and in 2006 when he was voted by his NHL management peers as the Sporting News Executive of the Year. In 2006, he was also named the Triangles Businessperson of the Year by the Triangle Business Journal.