Player News - Hurricanes

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Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen will be in Carolina's camp Monday.

The duo played for Team Finland at the World Cup and will make their debut this week for the Hurricanes. The Hurricanes are quite high on the 19-year-old Aho who finished second in the MVP race for Finland's SM-liiga and then had three goals and seven points as a valued member of their silver-medal winning team at the World Championships in May. Look for a 15 goal, 30-35 point season from Aho as he transitions from Finland to life in North America and then a lot more in the coming seasons.
Sep 26 - 7:06 AM

Steven Lorentz is willing to put in his time to make it into the NHL.

Lorentz was drafted in the final round of the 2015 Draft when he was selected 186th overall. He had 48 points last season with Peterborough of the OHL but it's his size that will give him a chance to make it in the NHL as he is 6'4' and should fill out to about 220 pounds. "It’s a process," Lorentz said. "There’s no rush to jump into a spot right away. I just want to take my time and develop into a good player that Carolina likes one day and hopefully I’ll find a spot on the roster."
Sep 26 - 6:59 AM

Sergey Tolchinsky is looking to become a full-time Carolina Hurricane this season.

The 21-year-old is only five feet, eight inches tall but is a sniper and the Hurricanes can certainly use his goal scoring ability. Tolchinsky had 14 goals and 36 points with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL last season after a highly successful season with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL. He should be back and forth this season but the undrafted forward looks like he could be a full-time player in the NHL in the next couple of seasons.
Sep 25 - 6:45 AM

Friday marked Jake Bean's first training camp practice with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Bean is trying to make a good impression with the Hurricanes after being taken with the 13th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. "I really didn’t know what to expect coming into it," Bean said. "It was really cool. I’m just excited to keep going." He realizes that the odds are against him making the team's opening game roster, but this will be a good learning experience for him. Among other things, he'll probably need to get stronger before he's NHL ready.
Sep 24 - 5:59 AM

Haydn Fleury is feeling better after dealing with a leg injury during the Traverse City tournament.

Fleury had 12 goals and 41 points in 56 WHL games in 2015-16. He's got a lot of upside, but he's not expected to make the Hurricanes' opening game roster.
Sep 23 - 12:08 PM

Julien Gauthier scored twice to help Carolina's prospects earn a 6-4 victory over Detroit's prospects and take the Traverse City title.

Gauthier was taken with the 21st overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He had 41 goals and 57 points in 54 QMJHL games last season.
Sep 21 - 5:03 AM

Michal Jordan might play in Europe this season if he can't get a one-way NHL contract.

He has been offered two-way deals by a few teams, including Carolina. He has skated in 74 games with the Hurricanes over the last two seasons. Jordan is currently playing for the Czech Republic at the World Cup of Hockey.
Sep 20 - 3:06 PM

Trevor Carrick has gotten bigger and stronger this off-season.

Carrick's weight dropped to 180 pounds during his time in the AHL last year, but now says he's feeling great at 205 pounds. My goal this year is to try and maintain that," Carrick said of his weight. "I’m the heaviest I’ve ever been. I’m feeling really good, feeling big and strong. It’s going to be a competitive camp but I’m very excited for it. I have to bring my best and hopefully I can." The 22-year-old played two games with the Hurricanes last season and he'll hope to become a regular in 2016-17.
Sep 17 - 11:16 AM

Justin Faulk wishes he had been selected as part of Team USA.

Faulk represented America in the 2014 Olympics, but was a surprise omission from their World Cup roster. "Obviously I’d want to be there, and I think I could help the team," Faulk said. "I think I’m a good enough player where I could play in that. But they went in a different direction. That’s their decision, and you have to respect it. I want to be there, and I wish I was. But I’ll just watch it and focus on what’s going on here and get to have a full training camp with the guys and get ready for the season." Faulk had 16 goals and 37 points in 64 games last season. He did finish with a minus-22 rating though, which was tied for the worst on the Hurricanes.
Sep 13 - 9:03 AM

Noah Hanifin is 10 pounds heavier going into training camp.

That brings Hanifin up to 213. "At my age I was a little lean and wanted to get bigger, stronger," he said. He's gearing up for his sophomore campaign after recording four goals and 22 points in 79 games last season.
Sep 12 - 2:54 PM

Jordan Staal is adjusting to playing on the Hurricanes without older brother Eric on the roster.

"I miss having him here," Staal said. "It's definitely different not having him around. It is what is. Obviously it has been a ... while now, knowing he wouldn't come back. Its definitely different." Jordan could be the next captain of Carolina, but the team isn't feeling any urgency to name a new one right now.
Sep 9 - 2:03 PM

Michael Leighton has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.

He will earn $700,000 if he plays in the NHL and $250,000 in AHL. Leighton has spent the last two seasons with Chicago's minor-league affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, and he appeared in one game with the big club last year.
Sep 7 - 4:00 PM

Andrej Nestrasil participated in an informal skate on Tuesday.

"It felt great," he said. "Being back here and being out on the ice today was awesome." Nestrasil missed the last 20 games of the 2015-16 season after he suffered a fractured vertebra. He feels ready to go for training camp.
Sep 6 - 6:03 PM

Victor Rask is happy that he'll be in Carolina for the long haul.

Rask signed a six-year, $24 million deal this offseason. "I wanted long-term and I’m happy that they believe in me," he said. "I’m just excited for the future and I think we’ve got something really good going on here… It feels like home for me, so it’s very nice to come back here." The 23-year-old will look to build on his 23-goal and 48-point season from last year.
Sep 3 - 2:23 PM

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.
Sep 3 - 11:35 AM


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