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Raffi Torres | Winger | #13

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (36) / 10/8/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (5) / NYI
Contract: view contract details

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Raffi Torres has decided to hang up the skates.
Originally drafted fifth overall by the Islanders in 2000, Torres went on to post 260 points with 497 PIMs in 635 games while losing 74 other games spread over five suspensions. A controversial figure to say the least, the veteran wanted to go out on his own terms. "I wanted to play one more year and when I went to Carolina I wanted to make sure I didn’t want to question myself," Torres said. "But these days the game is a lot quicker. One week into camp my body wasn’t responding." Best of luck to the long time veteran moving forward. Sat, Nov 5, 2016 02:55:00 PM

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The Carolina Hurricanes have released Raffi Torres from his professional tryout.

Torres is trying to keep his NHL career going after a 2015-16 campaign that included a 41-game suspension and a knee injury. We'll have to wait to see if anyone else is interested in him.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 11:28:00 AM

Raffi Torres doesn't seem to be dealing with any lingering issues from his major knee problems in 2015-16.

Torres is attending the Carolina Hurricanes' training camp on a tryout basis. "It’s been fun," Torres said Thursday. "It’s nice to be back in a training camp, skating with the guys. That’s a positive. I feel good so far. The body is all right. I can tell I’m probably thinking it a little too much instead of going out and letting things come naturally to me. The one thing I told myself is to just keep working and stay positive, and whatever happens happens." Of course in addition to the health concerns, his lengthy suspension history is always looming over him. Torres said he has to change, but even he admitted that he's said that "over and over." Perhaps the 34-year-old will be able to stay out of trouble this time, but first he has to earn a spot with Carolina.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 10:19:00 AM

Raffi Torres admits he has to change the way he plays.

Torres has been deservingly suspended multiple times for various on-ice incidents in the last few years. Now, he'll attend Hurricanes training camp on a PTO and he realizes this might be his last chance to play in the NHL. "I know I’ve got to change. I know I say that over and over, but I’ve got to change and I can change," Torres said. "People say, ‘What about the five or six suspensions?’ and I understand that, but overall I think I can change, I can still play, can still be productive." Torres last played in the NHL during the 2013-14 season, so he's a long shot to make the 'Canes roster out of training camp.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 11:35:00 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes hope that Raffi Torres has turned the corner when it comes to his lack of discipline.

Torres has been suspended for a number of foolish on-ice incidents and he's also prone to taking bad penalties. That didn't stop the Hurricanes from giving him a pro tryout. "You all know the way I played the game," GM Ron Francis said. "I don’t condone those kind of hits and I think they were dealt with the right way in regards to the league, and he’s served his time and he’s forfeited his money. Hopefully he’s in a different place here moving forward." Torres last played in the NHL during the 2013-14 season, so he has to be considered a long shot to make the team out of camp.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 01:29:00 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes have reportedly offered a professional tryout to forward Raffi Torres.

Torres missed all of last season because of injury and suspension. The 34-year-old has already said that he'll play in the NHL or retire. Torres last played in the NHL during the 2013-14 season. The veteran agitator has played in only 55 games in the last four years. If the report is accurate, he'll be a long shot to make the Hurricanes roster.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 11:31:00 PM

Raffi Torres will hang up his skates if he can't sign a contract with one of the 30 NHL teams.

Torres isn't interested in working his way back up from the minors or going to play in Europe. "To be honest, I’ve never been one for Plan B’s," Torres said. "I’ve been telling everybody (who asks about my future), it’s probably going to be The Show or no." Torres hasn't played in an NHL game since 2013-14 because of injuries and suspension.
Source: The Score
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 06:18:00 PM

Raffi Torres has undergone another medical procedure and will consequently not return this season.

Although Torres served a 41-game suspension this season, he might have missed a significant amount of time either way due to a knee issue. It's not clear if his most recent procedure is related to his past knee problems, but he wants to give himself "the proper amount of rest and recovery time so that my body can completely heal." Torres was acquired by Toronto on Feb. 22, but he was kept with the AHL's San Jose Barracuda rather than move to the Maple Leafs' affiliate.
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 02:51:00 PM

Raffi Torres has been traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Leafs landed Torres, as well as second-round draft picks in 2017 and 2018, in exchange for Roman Polak and Nick Spaling. Torres has played six games with San Jose's AHL affiliate this season after serving his 41-game suspension. He will be re-assigned to the AHL's San Jose Barracuda by the Leafs, so he won't be joining the Marlies.
Mon, Feb 22, 2016 10:10:00 AM

According to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, Raffi Torres has cleared waivers.

Torres didn't play a single game last season because of a torn ACL, and a 41-game suspension combined with some lingering knee issues have kept him out this year too. He's expected to stay with the San Jose's AHL team for now. His days as an everyday NHL player might be over.
Sat, Jan 30, 2016 01:48:00 PM

Raffi Torres has been placed on waivers by the San Jose Sharks.

Torres has spent most of the season to date on the sidelines as he served a 41-game suspension. He didn't play once he was eligible to return from it though due to knee problems. Most recently he was in the minors on a conditioning stint.
Fri, Jan 29, 2016 12:39:00 PM

Raffi Torres (knee) took part in AHL San Jose's practice on Thursday.

Torres is on an AHL conditioning stint, but he was briefly shutdown due to a setback. This might be an indication that he's back on course now.
Thu, Jan 21, 2016 01:31:00 PM

Raffi Torres (knee) has suffered a minor setback while on his AHL conditioning assignment.

Torres missed an AHL game on Monday and Tuesday's practice as a result. He's completed his 41-game suspension, but his availability going forward remains uncertain due to his knee problems.
Wed, Jan 20, 2016 06:12:00 PM

Raffi Torres has been assigned to the minors on a conditioning stint.

He has finished serving his 41-game suspension and will see his first action of the season in the minors. "We're proud of how hard Raffi has worked over the last four months to continue to rehab from his injury," said coach Peter DeBoer referring to Torres' knee issue. "We know Raffi can be a very effective player for our team and this assignment will allow him to get back into game shape."
Wed, Jan 13, 2016 05:31:00 PM

Raffi Torres is not on the trip with the Sharks, so it's unlikely that he'll play Thursday when he is eligible to return from his suspension.

Including Monday's contest against Calgary, Torres has two games left to serve on his 41-game suspension. Torres has been skating, but he hasn't made it through a full practice yet.
Mon, Jan 11, 2016 06:45:00 PM

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