Player News - Hurricanes

Date: Team: Pos:

Sebastian Aho scored a goal in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Aho found the back of the net with less than two minutes remaining to cut the opposition's lead to 4-3, but that's as close as they'd come to tying it up. Aho is coming off a fine rookie season that saw him score 24 goals and 49 points in 82 games. The 20-year-old should be able to improve those numbers this season.
Sep 20 - 9:35 PM

Erik Cole agreed to a ceremonial contract with Carolina and then announced his retirement from playing hockey.

The Hurricanes then named him as team ambassador. Cole produced 265 goals and 267 assists in 892 career games with the Hurricanes, Oilers, Canadiens, Stars and Red Wings. He racked up 557 of those contests with Carolina.
Sep 20 - 6:08 PM

Lee Stempniak (undisclosed) is a bit dinged up, according to coach Bill Peters.

Carolina doesn't want to rush him or banged up netminder Scott Darling back to action. Consider Stempniak as day-to-day for the time being.
Sep 20 - 1:00 PM

Scott Darling is "just a little banged up" at the moment, according to coach Bill Peters.

However, it doesn't sound like a serious issue. Peters hopes to have Darling cleared and ready to play this weekend in preseason competition.
Sep 20 - 12:14 PM

Trevor Carrick had two assists and a team-high four hits in Tuesday's preseason game.

Those kind of showings certainly help Carrick's case as he battles for a roster spot, but he still has a significant road ahead of him. He was limited to four goals and 16 points in 57 AHL contests last season, but he has been far more productive offensively in the past, so he would be worth keeping an eye on if he does make the Hurricanes' opening game roster.
Sep 20 - 4:45 AM

Justin Williams scored a goal in Tuesday's 2-1 preseason win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Williams opened the scoring with a power play goal at the 3:46 mark of the first period. The 35-year-old spent parts of five seasons with the Hurricanes between 2003-04 and 2008-09. This offseason, he signed a two-year contract with the club he won the Stanley Cup with in 2006. Williams is coming off a 24-goal, 24-assist season with the Washington Capitals last year. He'll only have fantasy value in the deepest of leagues.
Sep 19 - 10:21 PM

Martin Necas got his first taste of NHL action in Monday's preseason contest.

Carolina selected Necas with the 12th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. He logged 14:08 minutes of ice time and had a plus-one rating in his preseason debut. "Things will start to slow down a little bit for him now," Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said. "Everything is so new for him right now and he’s so excited to play, tobe here and try to make our hockey team. He made some plays and was in good spots most of the night." This training camp is mostly going to be a learning experience for him as he's not expected to make the Hurricanes' opening game roster.
Sep 19 - 4:20 AM

Derek Ryan scored two goals and registered an assist in Carolina's 3-2 overtime victory against Buffalo.

Ryan is coming off his first full NHL campaign where he scored 11 goals and 29 points in 67 contests. He's already 30-years-old, but thanks to that solid campaign he earned a one-year, $1.425 million contract for 2017-18. Josh Jooris netted a shorthanded goal for Carolina. Seth Griffith and Jake McCabe accounted for Buffalo's markers.
Sep 18 - 9:44 PM

Gregory Hofmann feels ready to make the jump to the NHL.

The 24-year-old was drafted 103rd overall in 2011, but he's been playing in Switzerland since then. "I want to show them I can play with this team and that I’m ready," Hofmann said. "I think I’m a totally different player than I was three or four years ago. I’m stronger. My shot is stronger. I think I’m ready to jump and take the next step." He had 12 goals and 28 points in 45 games with Lugano last season.
Sep 18 - 8:13 AM

Brendan De Jong will report to the WHL's Portland Winterhawks.

De Jong got to attend the first part of Carolina's training camp. The Hurricanes took him with the 166th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. He had 23 points and 72 penalty minutes in 72 WHL contests last season.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 17 - 3:31 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes have removed Morgan Geekie from their training camp roster.

Geekie was selected with the 67th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. He had 35 goals and 90 points in 72 games with the WHL's Tri-City Americans last season.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 17 - 3:29 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes have cut Stelio Mattheos from their training camp roster.

Mattheos had 25 goals and 61 points in 69 WHL games. He was taken with the 73rd overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. As expected, he'll begin the 2017-18 campaign with the Brandon Wheat Kings.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 17 - 3:28 PM

The Hurricanes are testing Trevor van Riemsdyk on their third defensive pairing with Haydn Fleury.

Vegas claimed van Riemsdyk from Chicago in the expansion draft and then dealt him to Carolina in exchange for the 62nd overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. van Riemsdyk provides the Hurricanes with some extra depth, but he probably won't do enough offensively to make him worth owning in standard fantasy leagues.
Sep 17 - 9:41 AM

Jordan Staal was centering Sebastian Aho and Elias Lindholm on the first day of training camp.

That's Carolina's best line, but don't forget, it's only the first day of training camp, so they could change in a hurry. Victor Rask was with Justin Williams and Teuvo Teravainen, while Derek Ryan was centering Jeff Skinner and Lee Stempniak.
Sep 16 - 9:55 AM

Jeff Skinner was an alternate captain for the first time last season and he enjoyed the experience.

"As a player and person you always look to continue to grow and develop," Skinner said. "As a player, I've now been around a little bit of a longer time than most guys here. You try and kind of be a good role model, and anything you see them going through that you went through hopefully you can have a positive impact on them like the older guys had a positive impact on me." He added that he learned a great deal from Eric Staal. The Hurricanes will have a captain this year and Skinner will be among the candidates to wear the "C" along with Jordan Staal, Victor Rask, Justin Faulk and perhaps Jaccob Slavin.
Sep 11 - 11:01 AM


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