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Chad LaRose | Winger

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/27/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 181
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Chad LaRose has been assigned to Carolina's minor-league affiliate in Charlotte.
He already had an AHL deal but he was attending the Hurricanes' training camp on a tryout basis, which he was released from. LaRose didn't play at all in 2013-14 and he'll try to get back in the NHL by playing well in the minors. Oct 6 - 1:28 PM

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It sounds like Chad LaRose's comeback bid is going well, as the Carolina Hurricanes upgraded his minor league contract to a professional tryout.

It's hard to imagine the hard-working winger regaining his 19-goal form (from 2011-12 and 2008-09) after a full season away from the game, but if nothing else, the 'Canes are hurting for help with Jordan Staal on the shelf. Trevor Carrick, Dennis Robertson, Keegan Lowe and Daniel Altshuller were assigned to the AHL today.
Sep 27 - 1:52 PM

Chad LaRose has inked an AHL contract with the Charlotte Checkers.

The Checkers are affiliated with the Carolina Hurricanes. LaRose, 32, is trying to return to the NHL after not playing in 2013-14. He had four points and 29 penalty minutes in 35 contests in the shortened 2013 campaign.
Jul 29 - 8:17 PM

Chad LaRose might attempt to come back to the NHL next season.

LaRose hasn't played professionally since the 2013 shortened campaign, but he is interested in speaking to Hurricanes GM Ron Francis. Francis suggested that he could offer LaRose a tryout agreement that would allow him to prove himself in training camp.
Jul 11 - 2:39 PM

Chad LaRose's agent, Mark Guy, said that he has had discussions with multiple clubs over the summer about the notion of his client continuing his NHL career with a team other than the Carolina Hurricanes.

"Nothing that has resulted in a contract yet," Guy said, "but that is his and our goal." Regardless, LaRose said he plans to continue living in the Triangle area of North Carolina, where he owns a custom-home business along with his brother-in-law and played for the Canes for the past 10 seasons.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 09:36:00 AM

Chad LaRose explained that he skipped his end-of-season exit interview with the Carolina Hurricanes because he "needed a cool-off period."

"Nobody was happy we didn't make the playoffs again," he said. "I took some time, cooled off, and then I went and saw everyone, talked to Jimmy (Rutherford), paid my respects and thanked them for the opportunity with them." LaRose's agent, Mark Guy, is exploring his client's options now that he's an unrestricted free agent. LaRose said that he would still be open to returning to play in Carolina down the road. "Of course, I always wanted to stay in Carolina," he said. "I love all the fans. The organization is top-notch. But sometimes change is good for people, too. I always envisioned playing again in Carolina anyway before my career is up."
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 02:43:00 PM

Chad LaRose's contract with the Hurricanes expired June 30 and he never showed up for his end-of-season exit interview, according to Carolina general manager Jim Rutherford.

He has not been reachable through multiple phone or text messages this summer. The right wing played for the Canes for 10 seasons before becoming a free agent this year. He was shipped down to the Everblades to begin his pro career, but played well in the AHL during the 2004-05 NHL lockout and was called up to the Hurricanes in December 2005. He ended up playing an important fourth-line role for coach Peter Laviolette, appearing in 21 of 25 playoff games on the way to the Stanley Cup. He produced 19 goals twice and became a fan favorite for his fiery style despite his size.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 09:48:00 AM

Chad LaRose will be permitted to listen to other offers in free agency next week.

He will join teammates Tim Brent, Joe Corvo, Bobby Sanguinetti, Marc-Andre Bergeron and Dan Ellis on the free agent market on July 5. Carolina Jim Rutherford said, "We will let them go into free agency. We'll see if some make it back to us or if we make it back to them."
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 10:01:00 AM

Chad LaRose is eligible to be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

All 508 games he has played in his career have come with Carolina, but there's a chance that the team may not retain his services. He recorded two goals and two assists in 35 games this year.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 10:28:00 AM

Chad LaRose skated on Carolina's top line alongside Eric Staal and Jiri Tlusty in Thursday's morning skate.

He received the promotion because Alexander Semin is sidelined with a concussion. LaRose has four points in 33 games this season and coach Kirk Muller likes to shuffle his combinations, so his time on the first line may not last throughout the match though.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 12:16:00 PM

Tuesday's match against Ottawa became a fight-filled affair after Jared Cowen's high hit on Carolina's Jeff Skinner.

Chad LaRose started the parade to the penalty box right after the hit when he went after Cowen and racked up 17 minutes in penalties. Nicolas Blanchard fought Zack Smith, Kevin Westgarth dropped the gloves with Cowen, Tim Gleason took on Chris Neil and Marc-Andre Bergeron went with Milan Michalek near the end of the contest. The Senators ended up winning the game by a score of 3-2, but it's not uncommon for teams to rally around losses like that when players stick up for another.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 10:06:00 AM

Chad LaRose missed Wednesday's practice of the flu.

Tuomo Ruutu joined Jordan Staal and Jeff Skinner in his place. LaRose returned to action this past Tuesday after being sidelined since March 2 due to a concussion.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 09:56:00 AM

Carolina Hurricanes activate Chad LaRose (concussion) off injured reserve.

LaRose has been practicing with the Canes in recent days after missing 10 games with a concussion. LaRose has been skating with Jordan Staal and Jeff Skinner as part of the Canes' second line. He should be back in the lineup Tuesday night.
Source: NHL.com
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 04:44:00 PM

Chad LaRose participated in Monday's practice and appears to be close to returning to the lineup from a concussion.

He has missed the past 10 games with a concussion, but looked comfortable during the session with Jordan Staal and Jeff Skinner. LaRose will be checked over Tuesday morning to see if he can play that night against Winnipeg.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 03:07:00 PM

Chad LaRose (concussion) has been placed on injured reserve by Carolina.

He has missed the past nine games with a concussion. LaRose has three points in 19 contests this year.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 06:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Eric Staal
2Victor Rask
3Jay McClement
4Brad Malone
5Jordan Staal
6Andrej Nestrasil
LW1Jeff Skinner
2Nathan Gerbe
3Jiri Tlusty
4Chris Terry
5Justin Shugg
RW1Alexander Semin
2Elias Lindholm
3Pat Dwyer
4Zach Boychuk
5Riley Nash
D1Justin Faulk
2Andrej Sekera
3Ron Hainsey
4Tim Gleason
5Michal Jordan
6John-Michael Liles
7Brett Bellemore
G1Cam Ward
2Anton Khudobin