Player News - Hurricanes

Date: Team: Pos:

Justin Faulk was a surprise omission from Team USA's World Cup roster.

He represented the U.S. at the Sochi Olympics in 2014 and he has played at past World Championships. Faulk was an NHL All-Star last season and he registered 37 points in 64 games in 2015-16.
May 28 - 12:23 PM

Michal Jordan will play for the Czech Republic at the World Cup of Hockey.

Jordan skated in 36 games with Carolina last season and he recorded one goal. The 25-year-old can become an unrestricted free agent in July and it's not certain if the Hurricanes intend to keep him.
May 28 - 12:12 PM

Sebastian Aho has been named to Team Finland for the World Cup.

Aho had a terrific season in Finland and capped it off with a three goal and seven point tournament in 10 games as the recently concluded World Championship. He also finished second in MVP voting in the Liiga, Finland's top league, as he had 20 goals and 45 points in 45 games. He was drafted 35th overall by the Hurricanes in 2015 and is projected to play with Carolina next season if the Canes sign him in the off-season. He is going to be a good one so draft him late in one-year pools and earlier than that in keeper leagues.
May 28 - 8:33 AM

Joakim Nordstrom underwent a "minor" procedure on his wrist, according to GM Ron Francis.

Francis added that Nordstrom has responded well to the surgery. A timetable wasn't provided for his recovery, but it's probable that he will be ready for training camp.
May 27 - 9:49 AM

Elias Lindholm had a "minor" procedure on his foot.

GM Ron Francis said that Lindholm has responded well from the surgery. It doesn't sound like it will be an issue going into next season. The 21-year-old forward had 11 goals and 39 points over 82 games in 2015-16.
May 27 - 9:45 AM

GM Ron Francis said he has "reached out" to Victor Rask's agent about a contract.

Rask is a restricted free agent this summer. Francis is waiting to hear back from Rask's camp. The 23-year-old forward generated 21 goals and 48 points in 80 games during his second NHL season. Rask had off-season shoulder surgery and he is expected to be ready for training camp.
May 23 - 5:12 PM

GM Ron Francis intends to meet with Cam Ward in early June.

They have spoken already and he wants to "see where we're at" in negotiations. Ward can become an unrestricted free agent in July.
May 23 - 5:08 PM

Sebastian Aho is projected to be with the Hurricanes in 2016-17.

"I would think based on everything he's done, he's certainly penciled into our lineup, if not in pen," Carolina GM Ron Francis said. He is expected to join the Hurricanes for rookie camp, but he won't be asked to participate in the team's summer prospects conditioning camp because of all the hockey he has played this year. Aho notched three goals and four assists in 10 games for the silver-winning Finns at the World Championship. He also finished second in MVP voting for Finland's top league (Liiga) with 20 goals and 25 assists in 45 games. Look for him to be signed shortly.
May 23 - 10:24 AM

Sebastian Aho scored twice to lead Finland to a 3-1 victory over Russia in the 2016 Worlds.

Finland will now take on the winner of Canada vs. Team USA in the gold medal contest while Russia will fight for the bronze. Carolina took him with the 35th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He had 20 goals and 45 point in 45 Finnish league games in 2015-16.
May 21 - 1:21 PM

Michal Jordan had the game winner for the Czech Republic on Tuesday in a 5-4 win over Switzerland during the preliminary round of the World Championship.

He gave the Czechs a 5-2 lead in the third period and they hung on for a one-goal victory. The point was his first in seven games at the tournament. Jordan appeared in 36 games with Carolina in 2015-16 and he posted one goal.
May 17 - 5:09 PM

Coach Mark Morris has decided to part ways with the AHL's Charlotte Checkers.

The Checkers are affiliated with the Carolina Hurricanes. Morris worked with the AHL squad for one season, but he decided to return to begin coaching a college squad again. He's accepted a job with St. Lawrence (N.Y.) University. He previously spent 13 seasons with Clarkson University.
May 4 - 7:47 AM

Rasmus Rissanen has signed with Jokerit of the KHL.

He had 13 points and 56 penalty minutes in 54 games with the AHL's Charlotte Checkers in 2015-16.
May 2 - 12:09 PM

Joakim Nordstrom has agreed to a two-year, $2.55 million extension with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Nordstrom had 10 goals and 24 points in 71 contests in 2015-16. He'll earn $1.25 million next season and $1.3 million in the second campaign of his contract. That's quite the raise from the $605,000 he earned this season. "Joakim took a major step forward in his career last season," said Hurricanes GM Ron Francis. "We expect him to continue to grow as both a player and a leader on our team."
Apr 22 - 2:32 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed Jake Chelios to a one-year, two-way contract.

Chelios can earn $575,000 if he spends the season in the NHL or $70,000 at the AHL level. He had seven goals and 31 points in 73 contests with the AHL's Charlotte Checkers in 2015-16. "Jake was a steady presence for Charlotte last season in his first full season playing defense," said Hurricanes GM Ron Francis. "He showed that he can contribute offensively and, at 25, he fits in well with our organization’s young defensemen." Chelios is the son of Hall of Fame defenseman Chris Chelios.
Apr 22 - 2:29 PM

Jaccob Slavin had a very good rookie season.

The blueliner was expected to be in the AHL all season after leaving Colorado College before his junior year. But Slavin showed poise and played 63 solid games on the blueline, giving the Hurricanes another promising defenseman. Slavin was playing on the first pairing early on and he took on the opponent's top line, playing upwards of 20 minutes per game. Offensively he was alright as well with two goals and 20 points. Look for a better season next year from the 21-year-old.
Apr 16 - 5:50 AM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired 5-19

    Short: Waiver Wired 5-19
  •  
    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?

    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired 5-12

    Short: Waiver Wired 5-12
  •  
    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?

    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    FanDuel MLB 6-Pack: Monday

    FanDuel MLB 6-Pack: Monday
  •  
    MLB On The Bump: Monday

    MLB On The Bump: Monday