Hurricanes unveil 2023-24 regular season schedule

Carolina opens the campaign at home on Oct. 11 against Ottawa

Hurricanes center Sebastian Aho, right, celebrates his go-ahead goal against the Maple Leafs with defenseman Jaccob Slavin and right wing Martin Necas during Carolina's 5-3 win Saturday in Raleigh. (Chris Seward / AP Photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Hockey season just ended, but the Carolina Hurricanes are already getting ready for the 2023-24 campaign.

The NHL released its schedule for the upcoming season on Tuesday, a day before the NHL Draft kicks off in Nashville, Tennessee, and it should look familiar to Hurricanes fans.

Carolina again starts the season at home, on Oct. 11 against the visiting Ottawa Senators, before embarking on its annual State Fair road trip. The season-high six-game trek, one of two that length during the campaign, will take the Hurricanes to four West Coast cities before a stop in Colorado and a final game in Tampa Bay.

Carolina’s longest homestand is in January, six games over 16 days that includes visits from the Blues, Ducks, Penguins, Kings, Red Wings and Wild.

The Hurricanes will play 14 sets of back-to-back games, including three in both December and March.

Also in December, the Hurricanes will host Stanley Cup champion Vegas on the 19th.

Carolina’s homes games on each day of the week break down as such:

  • Sunday — 6
  • Monday — 2
  • Tuesday — 4
  • Wednesday — 3
  • Thursday — 12
  • Friday — 5
  • Saturday — 9

The Hurricanes end their regular season with four road games, finishing against the Blue Jackets in Columbus on April 16.