Player News - Hurricanes

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Cam Ward kicked out all 16 shots he faced in a 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay in Tuesday's preseason contest.

Ward was in goal for 40 minutes before Daniel Altshuller took over. It was a nice way for Ward to get things underway after Carolina decided to keep him via a two-year, $6.6 million contract. He had a 2.41 GAA and .909 save percentage in 52 games last season.
Sep 28 - 4:44 AM

Jeff Skinner scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 3-2 preseason win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Skinner gave the 'Canes a 3-0 lead at the 11:28 mark of the second period and they never looked back. He's always had a tremendous amount of talent, but the question mark surrounding him is always durability. That being said, the 24-year-old has only missed five games over the last two seasons. Skinner scored 28 goals and 51 points in 82 games in 2015-16. If he stays healthy, he could hit the 30-goal mark for the third time in his career.
Sep 27 - 10:52 PM

With training camp underway, Teuvo Teravainen is getting a chance to adjust to working with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Teravainen was taken by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and won the Stanley Cup with them in 2015. He was seeing his role with the franchise steadily grow, but Chicago dealt him to Carolina over the summer. "That’s a great team and when you make that team you know you are a good player," Teravainen said Monday. "It’s really tough to make the top two lines and be a difference-maker. Everything is new for me now. It’s a fresh start, and I’m pretty excited about it. It’s a good chance to take the next step and be a difference-maker here." He should play a sizable role with the Hurricanes and that could set him up for a 50-60 point campaign, but just keep in mind that he's still a significant risk.
Sep 27 - 5:17 AM

Participating in the World Cup was a positive for Sebastian Aho even if Finland didn't have the tournament they were hoping for.

Finland lost all three of their round robin matches and were limited to just a goal. Still, it was a chance for Aho to get in some playing time against All-Star caliber teams before even making his NHL debut. He had 20 goals and 45 points in 45 SM-liiga contests last season. The 19-year-old is a good bet to make the Hurricanes, though we wouldn't count on him getting more than 30-35 points as a rookie.
Sep 27 - 5:13 AM

Defenseman Justin Faulk scored a power-play goal in overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 2-1 triumph over the Washington Capitals in exhibition action Monday night.

Also scoring for Carolina in the opening preseason game for both teams was Patrick Brown. Madison Bowey tied the game at 1-1 in the third period for Washington before Faulk's winning goal. Eddie Lack stopped all 16 shots he faced and Alex Nedeljkovic made nine saves on 10 shots for the Hurricanes. Capitals forward Tom Wilson sustained an upper-body injury in the first period and did not return to the game as a precaution.
Sep 26 - 11:04 PM

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


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