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Mike Sundheim

Vice President of Communications and Team Services

Mike Sundheim is in his 15th year full time with the Carolina Hurricanes media relations department, and his 12th year heading the team’s communications department. In July 2014, he was promoted to vice president of communications and team services, taking on travel and team services responsibilities in addition to his long-time media relations role.

A 2000 graduate of the University of North Carolina’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Sundheim is responsible for the promotion of the team and its players in the local and national media, and serves as the Hurricanes’ primary media contact and spokesperson. He is also responsible for team publications, including media guides, press releases and other communications efforts, as well as managing the team’s communications budget and staff.

Along with his media relations duties, Sundheim is active in the team's social media and digital content efforts, including helping to establish and develop the team's Facebook and Twitter accounts. He also occasionally contributes to the team’s website through his public relations blog, The Guy Behind the Guy, established in 2005 as a way to provide fans with updates on team media appearances and give them an inside perspective on the team away from the ice.

Prior to joining the team full-time in 2000, Sundheim spent two seasons as an intern in the Hurricanes’ media relations department, beginning with the team's 1998-99 campaign. Originally from Somerville, N.J., he also gained experience as an assistant sports editor for UNC’s student newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel, a student assistant in the UNC sports information department and a summer intern for the New Jersey Red Dogs of the Arena Football League (AFL).

Along with his Hurricanes responsibilities, Mike has also served as an adjunct professor at UNC's School of Journalism and Mass Communication, teaching a course in “Sports Publicity,” and is currently completing a master’s degree in Sports Management from North Carolina State University. Mike and his wife, Leah, reside in Raleigh and have two sons: Franklin (5) and Charlie (3).


Kyle Hanlin

Senior Director of Communications and Team Services

Kyle Hanlin is in his 15th year working in communications in the National Hockey League, and his 13th year with the Carolina Hurricanes. In July 2014, Hanlin was promoted to senior director of communications and team services, assuming additional travel and team services duties in addition to his media relations and broadcasting roles.

A 2000 graduate of the University of North Carolina’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Hanlin served as the website reporter for CarolinaHurricanes.com prior to joining the Washington Capitals’ communications staff in February 2002. Hanlin returned to Raleigh in January 2003 as the Hurricanes’ manager of media relations and was assigned additional responsibilities coordinating the team’s broadcasting efforts in August 2006. Hanlin serves as a team spokesperson and media contact, and helps produce all team publications, including media guides, news releases and other communications efforts. He also serves as the primary contact for each of the team’s television and radio affiliates, and is responsible for arranging the team’s television schedule, assisting in personnel decisions and developing the Hurricanes’ broadcasts on television and radio.

Born in Pittsburgh but raised in Raleigh, Hanlin gained experience in the music industry prior to graduating from college, working for Virgin Records and Deep South Entertainment. He also worked with the websites for The Washington Post and The Daily Tar Heel, the student newspaper at UNC, as an undergraduate. Hanlin and his wife, Cristina, reside in Raleigh and have a son named Cash (2).

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 59 11 27 -16 38
E. Staal 54 18 18 -9 36
E. Lindholm 58 11 15 -16 26
J. Skinner 54 15 9 -16 24
R. Nash 56 7 14 -9 21
N. Gerbe 55 6 14 -13 20
A. Sekera 57 2 17 -7 19
V. Rask 57 8 10 -18 18
J. McClement 59 4 12 1 16
J. Staal 23 4 11 -1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 16 19 4 .914 2.35
A. Khudobin 6 11 3 .901 2.73