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 partnered with the Norfolk Admirals of the East Coast Hockey League in 2021. The Admirals have been based in Norfolk, Va., since 1989. Originally named the Hampton Roads Admirals, the team competed in the ECHL from 1989-2000, winning league championships in 1991, 1992 and 1998. The franchise joined the American Hockey League (AHL) as the Norfolk Admirals in 2000 and won the Calder Cup in 2012. Norfolk rejoined the ECHL in 2015.