Hurricanes was founded in 1972 and is based in Raleigh, North Carolina. The club has been a member organization of the NHL since 1979. The club was formed as the New England Whalers before moving to Hartford in 1979 and becoming the Hartford Whalers. In 1997, the team moved again and the Carolina Hurricanes saw the light of day. The home arena is called RBC Center and takes 18,680 spectators. The team is part of the Metropolitan Division. Hurricanes won the Stanley Cup 2005-06.