The Carolina Hurricanes are making a big splash this season with a familiar throwback.
The Hurricanes will wear Hartford Whalers uniforms for two games this season, including a Whalers Night on Dec. 23 against the Boston Bruins. The Whalers wore the green getups from 1985-89 and 1990-91.
"We're proud of the history and traditions that we've built in 21 years in North Carolina. But we've never thrown away the records established during this franchise's 18 NHL seasons in Connecticut," Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell told the Hurricanes website. "This is a chance to celebrate our team's heritage and the players and coaches who laid the groundwork for this franchise."
The Hurricanes will wear the Whalers uniforms again March 5 when they play in Boston.
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