This is a very exciting week for a young group of hockey players. The â€œboysâ€ of the organization have been invited to Raleigh to learn about physical training techniques, motivational tools, nutritional information, and other tips to help them be successful professional athletes. Some of these prospects will make it to the NHL, some will not, but each of these young men is already a success story in their own right. Letâ€™s take a look at each individual.
Kunes is yet another American born defenseman in the Canes' system! Carolina drafted him in the 5th round, back in the 2005 draft. The New York native is listed at 6'1, 190 LBS, and has a left-handed shot. He played for Boston College last year and had 1 goal with 3 assists. For more information check the links below.
McCrae is a right handed center who has played the past 3 years for Saskatoon of the WHL. Last year he had 16 goals and 33 assists in 61 games. He was the Canes 4rth round pick in this year's draft and is listed at 6'0 and 185 LBS. The Alberta native is expected to return to Saskatoon again this year and will be one of the team leaders. Check the links for more information.
Samson was signed by the Canes as a free agent last month. The Quebec native had 19 goals and 33 assists in just 38 games last year for Moncton. He's listed at 5'11, 175 LBS, and is a natural right winger. There are some video highlights of a few of his goals in the Moncton link below.
Terry was drafted by the Canes in the 5th round of this year's draft. The left handed center from Ontario has played for the Plymouth Whalers for the past 2 seasons. Last year he had 22 goals and 44 assists for 66 points in 68 games. Terry isn't shy about dropping the gloves and was in a couple of scraps last year as well. He has some entries at "Hockeyfights.com" and is listed at 5'10 and 193 LBS. Check the links below for more information.