Babin is a defenseman who was draft eligible in 2002, but went undrafted at the time. He played 3 years for the University of Notre Dame and was signed by the Hurricanes to a 2 year contract last Spring, primarily because of the advice of Ron Francis. He played 11 games for the River Rats last year and scored 1 goal and had 6 assists. The defenseman played in a total of 104 games for Notre Dame and had 8 goals with 19 assists. He's listed at 6'0, 190 LBS and has a right handed shot. Babin is an interesting story in that he's one of just a very few home-grown Florida products close to making it in the NHL! Below are some links to more information about Noah Babin.
Notre Dame Profile
"My Story" Interview by CCHA
Bellemore is a Windsor, Ontario native who has played with the Plymouth Whalers for the past 2 years. He's listed at 6'3, 180 LBS, and is a defenseman with a right handed shot. He has yet to score a single goal in his OHL career, but was an unbelievable plus 48 last year! Bellemore was drafted by the Canes in the 6th round of this year's draft. For more information, check the links below.
Borer is a defenseman drafted by the Canes in the 3rd round of the 2004 draft in Raleigh. The Minnesota native played for St. Cloud State and was Captain of the team for the past 2 years. He was signed last year but played in only one game for Albany. Borer is listed at 6-2, 197 LBS, and shoots from the left. He's not known as a big scorer, but had 3 goals and 8 assists last year for St. Cloud. Check the links below for more information.
Hockeyâ€˜s Future Profile
St. Cloud State Profile
The Canes drafted Bowman in the 3rd round this year. Heâ€™s another American born player. One listing has him from Michigan, another from Colorado, so maybe we'll have to ask him where he's from! Right now he's playing for the Spokane Chiefs of the WHL. Listed at 6â€™0 and 185 LBS, he shoots from the left side. Bowman scored 24 goals and 19 assists last year in 61 games playing at the center and left wing positions. For more information, check the links below.
Hockeyâ€™s Future Profile