North American ice hockey’s Carolina Hurricanes have announced steel company Nucor as their new official jersey patch sponsor.

As part of the new deal, the Nucor logo will now appear on the upper chest of all Hurricanes jerseys until the end of the 2026-7 season.

The club will also be selling Nucor patches for fans who want to add the patch to their existing merchandise.

Additionally, Nucor will be the chief presenter of the Hurricanes’ Community Heroes Program, where a member of their community who has had success in either sustainability or education will receive recognition at a Hurricanes match.

Don Waddell, president and general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Nucor as our first-ever jersey patch sponsor. Nucor is based here in North Carolina and shares our values of teamwork and sustainability. We’re proud to add their logo to our uniform.”

Leon Topalian, chair, president, and chief executive of Nucor, added: “The Nucor team is proud to be supporting our home state hockey team as the official jersey patch sponsor.

“Nucor is one of the most sustainable steelmakers in the world, based here in North Carolina. Our steel can be found everywhere, in cars, appliances, bridges, skyscrapers, and sports stadiums across the country, including PNC Arena. We are excited to partner with the Carolina Hurricanes.”

The partnership debuted at the Hurricanes’ 6-2 win over the Washington Capitals on January 6, making the Hurricanes the seventh NHL team to have one singular partner appear on all three of their game jerseys.