The Carolina Hurricanes' entire six-man 2011 NHL Draft class will be among the 21 players the team will bring to Michigan for the Traverse City Prospect Tournament to be held Sept. 10-14, the Hurricanes said in a press release.
Highlighting the list are two defensemen: 2011 first round pick Ryan Murphy of the OHL's Kitchener Rangers, and 2010 second round pick Justin Faulk, who turned pro at the end of the 2010-11 season after winning an NCAA title with Minnesota-Duluth his freshman season. The team will be led by Charlotte Checkers head coach/general manager Jeff Daniels.
The Hurricanes join seven other teams in participating in the tournament, and will open play on Sept. 10 against Dallas at 4 p.m. They then will face St. Louis at 3 p.m. on Sept. 12, followed by a game the next day against the New York Rangers at 3:30 p.m. Each team will play one more game on Sept. 14, with the championship game being held at 7 p.m. The Hurricanes won the tournament in 2009, their first appearance at the annual event. The other teams participating in the tournament are Buffalo, Columbus, Detroit and Minnesota.
Carolina's tournament roster is after the jump.Forwards
(* indicates a player is under contract; % indicates an unsigned draft pick)