1. Rod BrindAmour for Keith Primeau, Jean-Marc Pelletier and a second-round draft pick, January 2000. Primeaus holdout ended when he was shipped to the Flyers for the Hurricanes future captain, whose No. 17 now hangs in the PNC Arena rafters.
2. Doug Weight and Erkki Rajamaki for Jesse Boulerice, Mike Zigomanis, Magnus Kahnberg, a first-round pick and two fourth-round picks, January 2006. A shot across the bow to the rest of the NHL, cementing the Hurricanes credentials as a Stanley Cup contender.
3. Jordan Staal for Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin and a first-round pick, June 2012. While the long-term impact of this deal remains uncertain, the Hurricanes now boast two of the NHLs elite centers.
4. Bret Hedican, Kevyn Adams and Tomas Malec for Sandis Ozolinsh and Byron Ritchie, January 2002. The Hurricanes turned the unwanted Ozolinsh into two essential players who would both later serve as alternate captains.
5. Justin Williams for Danny Markov, January 2004. The rebuilding Hurricanes, under new coach Peter Laviolette, traded an older defenseman for a young forward who became a huge fan favorite.
6. Mark Recchi for Niklas Nordgren, Krystofer Kolanos and a second-round pick, March 2006. While Erik Cole sat out with a broken neck, the Hurricanes went out and got another rental forward who would help them lift the Stanley Cup.
7. Kevin Weekes for Shane Willis, March 2002. Awkward at the time, because it gave the Hurricanes three NHL goalies with Arturs Irbe and Tom Barrasso, but when Irbe faltered in the playoffs, Weekes delivered.
8. Joni Pitkanen for Erik Cole, July 2008. More notable for the player departing than the player arriving. Cole had spent his entire career with the Hurricanes, and would last less than a season in Edmonton before coming back to Carolina at the trade deadline.
9. Danny Markov for David Tanabe and Igor Knyazev, June 2003. Markovs tenure in Carolina was relatively short, but the Hurricanes got him for what were essentially spare parts and then turned him into Williams.
10. Jaroslav Spacek for Tomas Kaberle, December 2011. Kaberle may have been Carolinas worst-ever free-agent signing, but the Montreal Canadiens took him and the rest of his three-year, $12.75 million contract off the Hurricanes hands.