The Carolina Hurricanes announced this afternoon that Tyler Ganly would be replacing Noah Hanifin on the team's roster for the Traverse City Tournament which begins this Friday.
Apparently, Hanifin suffered an injury while attending USA Hockey's World Evaluation Camp in August. According to the team, he is still expected to participate in training camp later this month.
Ganly just finished up his junior career and signed a contract with the Canes in June.
The team's press release follows:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Sept. 8, 2015
GANLY ADDED TO ‘CANES ROOKIE TOURNAMENT ROSTER
Blueliner will replace Noah Hanifin who will miss the tournament due to injury
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that defenseman Tyler Ganly has been added to Carolina’s roster for the 2015 NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, MI. Ganly will replace defenseman Noah Hanifin who is recovering from an injury sustained during USA Hockey’s World Junior Evaluation Camp in August. Hanifin still will attend and participate in the Hurricanes’ training camp in Raleigh, set to begin on-ice sessions on Sept. 18.
Ganly, 20, signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Hurricanes on June 1. He completed the 2014-15 season with the Ontario Hockey League’s (OHL) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, notching 16 points (2g, 14a) and a plus-15 rating in 38 games. The Milton, Ont., native ranked second in the league with a plus-14 plus/minus rating, and ranked second among Greyhounds defensemen with two goals in the 2015 OHL Playoffs.
Selected by the Hurricanes in the sixth round, 156th overall, of the 2013 NHL Draft, Ganly (6’2", 196 lbs.) earned 65 points (7g, 58a) and totaled 171 penalty minutes in 196 career OHL games with Sault Ste. Marie. Prior to his junior career, Ganly played one season with the Brampton Capitals and one season with the Toronto Jr. Canadiens, both of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL).