The Hurricanes partnered with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League in 2020. The Wolves have captured four league championships, winning the IHL's Turner Cup in 1998 and 2000 and the AHL's Calder Cup in 2002 and 2008. Chicago joined the AHL in 2001 as the top minor-league affiliate of the Atlanta Thrashers, and have since captured eight division titles, four conference championships and two Calder Cups. The Wolves play their home games in Rosemont, Illinois, and more than 58 percent (376 of 647) of Wolves players have played in the NHL.
The Hurricanes new ECHL affiliate is the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, based in Greenville, S.C., located approximately 100 miles southwest of Charlotte. The Swamp Rabbits have played in Greenville since the 2010-11 season and have qualified for the ECHL playoffs in five of their nine seasons. Greenville won the South Division title during the 2010-11 season and earned the top seed in the Eastern Conference in the 2011 Kelly Cup Playoffs.