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Carolina Hurricanes Prospect Camp Begins Tonight

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The Canes of the future take to the ice tonight through Saturday at PNC Arena.

Rod Brind’Amour and Glen Wesley impart some wisdom during the 2016 prospects camp.
Jamie Kellner

Four days after the Carolina Hurricanes came back from Chicago with a haul of eight players from the 2017 NHL Draft, all eight of the newly-drafted players will be on the ice beginning tonight for the Canes’ prospect development camp at PNC Arena.

A total of 29 players will join the Hurricanes for the annual camp, and the staff will have a different look for the 16 players who return for their second tour of duty. The Canes have a new head trainer, Doug Bennett, replacing the departed Pete Friesen, and Sergei Samsonov has taken over as development director for forwards, filling the spot vacated by new Sudbury Wolves coach Cory Stillman.

As with last year, the Hurricanes have invited five players to camp whose rights are not held by any NHL team. Four of the five come from college hockey, three of whom are from Hockey East, and one each from the Ontario Hockey League (Sault Ste. Marie) and the Big Ten (Ohio State).

Six players have graduated from prospect camp and will not be attending this year: forwards Valentin Zykov and Andrew Poturalski; defensemen Haydn Fleury, Josh Wesley and Roland McKeown; and goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic. Additionally, forward Aleksi Saarela will miss prospect camp after suffering a shoulder injury during the AHL playoffs that required surgery in the offseason.

If you’d like to attend, there are two sessions open to the public, tonight and tomorrow beginning at 5:30. An additional session on Friday morning is closed to the public. Saturday will be the Canes’ annual Summerfest celebration featuring a prospect scrimmage, a State of the Hurricanes session with Mike Maniscalco, guest speakers, childrens’ activities and more.

The prospect camp rosters are below, followed by the Canes’ news release about the camp.

Prospect Camp Skaters

# Player Position Height Weight Shoots Birthplace Birthdate Acquired 16-17 Team League GP G-A-P PIM
# Player Position Height Weight Shoots Birthplace Birthdate Acquired 16-17 Team League GP G-A-P PIM
24 BEAN, Jake D 6’1” 173 Left Calgary, Alberta 6/9/1998 Draft ’16 (1-13-1) Calgary WHL 43 8-37-45 14
37 FOEGELE, Warren LW 6’2” 190 Left Markham, Ontario 4/1/1996 Draft ’14 (3-67-3) Kingston / Erie OHL 28 / 33 11-20-31 / 16-16-32 20
41 ZIMMER, Max LW 6’0” 190 Left Plymouth, Minn. 10/29/1997 Draft ’16 (7-104-4) Wisconsin Big 10 35 3-6-9 8
43 LUOSTARINEN, Eetu C 6’3” 178 Left Siilinjarvi, Finland 9/2/1998 Draft ’17 (2-42-2) KalPa Finland / Fin. Jr. 32 / 23 3-4-7 / 11-8-19 14
44 GAUTHIER, Julien RW 6’4” 225 Right Point-aux-Trembles, Quebec 10/15/1997 Draft ’16 (2-21-1) Val d’Or / Saint John QMJHL 23 / 20 7-20-27 / 10-14-24 22
45 GEEKIE, Morgan C 6’2” 190 Right Strathclair, Manitoba 7/20/1998 Draft ’17 (4-67-3) Tri-City WHL 72 35-55-90 40
47 FILIPE, Matt C 6’2” 198 Left Lynnfield, Mass. 12/31/1997 Draft ’16 (4-67-3) Northeastern HE 38 9-12-21 36
48 MARTIN, Luke D 6’2” 221 Right St. Louis 9/20/1998 Draft ’17 (3-52-2) Michigan Big 10 35 1-6-7 12
51 MATTHEOS, Stelio RW 6’0” 189 Right Winnipeg, Manitoba 6/14/1999 Draft ’17 (6-73-3) Brandon WHL 69 26-35-61 59
52 ELYNUIK, Hudson C 6’5” 194 Left Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 10/12/1997 Draft ’16 (5-74-3) Spokane WHL 64 29-44-73 70
56 NEWPOWER, Wyatt D 6’3” 194 Right White Bear Lake, Minn. 12/9/1997 Camp Invitee Connecticut HE 31 2-3-5 28
58 ROY, Nicolas C 6’4” 208 Right Amos, Quebec 2/5/1997 Draft ’15 (4-96-4) Chicoutimi QMJHL 53 36-44-80 46
59 KUOKKANEN, Janne LW/C 6’1” 188 Left Oulunsalo, Finland 5/25/1998 Draft ’16 (3-43-2) London OHL 60 26-36-62 14
62 DE JONG, Brendan D 6’5” 192 Left Victoria, B.C. 3/23/1998 Draft ’17 (7-166-6) Portland WHL 72 8-15-23 72
67 STEVENS, Luke LW 6’5” 200 Left Bellair, Calif. 2/11/1997 Draft ’15 (5-126-5) Yale ECAC 17 2-3-5 4
73 COCKERILL, Garret D 6’0” 201 Right Brighton, Mich. 2/19/1994 Camp Invitee Northeastern HE 38 7-26-33 50
75 SMALLMAN, Spencer RW 6’1” 200 Right Summerside, Prince Edward Island 9/9/1996 Draft ‘15 (6-138-5) Saint John QMJHL 60 30-49-79 35
77 RASANEN, Ville D 6’2” 167 Left Finland 10/8/1998 Draft ’17 (8-197-7) Jokipojat Fin. 2 / Fin. 2 Jr. 21 / 22 1-5-6 / 9-9-18 6
78 LORENTZ, Steven C/LW 6’4” 201 Left Kitchener, Ontario 4/13/1996 Draft ’15 (9-186-7) Peterborough OHL 66 29-32-61 37
81 SCHILKEY, Nick RW 5’10” 174 Right Marysville, Mich. 5/12/1994 Camp Invitee Ohio State Big 10 35 27-14-41 11
82 CARROLL, Noah D 6’1” 184 Left Strathroy, Ontario 12/2/1997 Draft ’16 (9-164)-6) Guelph / Sault Ste. Marie OHL 32 / 30 2-11-13 / 3-9-12 31
83 COTTON, David C 6’2” 200 Left Parker, Texas 7/9/1997 Draft ’15 (8-169-6) Boston College HE 40 10-14-24 16
84 HOLLOWELL, Mac D 5’10” 168 Right Niagara Falls, Ontario 9/26/1998 Camp Invitee Sault Ste. Marie OHL 63 3-20-23 19
85 EDWARDH, John RW 5’11” 190 Left Calgary, Alberta 2/3/1995 Camp Invitee UMass Lowell HE 40 19-20-39 30
88 NECAS, Martin C 6’1” 178 Right Nove Mesto a Morave, Czech Republic 1/15/1999 Draft ’17 (1-12-1) Brno Czech / Czech Jr. 41 / 1 7-8-15 / 1-2-3 6

Prospect Camp Goalies

# Player Position Height Weight Catches Birthplace Birthdate Acquired 16-17 Team League GP W-L-OT GAA S%
# Player Position Height Weight Catches Birthplace Birthdate Acquired 16-17 Team League GP W-L-OT GAA S%
50 HELVIG, Jeremy G 6’4” 207 Left Markham, Ont. 5/25/1997 Draft ’16 (8-134-5) Kingston OHL 59 29-22-7 2.72 .907
60 MAKINIEMI, Eetu G 6’2” 176 Left Vantaa, Finland 4/19/1999 Draft ’17 (6-104-4) Jokerit Jr. / Jokerit U18 Fin. Jr. 26 / 4 2.68 .908
70 BOOTH, Callum G 6’4” 191 Left Montreal, Que. 5/21/1997 Draft ’15 (3-93-4) Quebec / Saint John QMJHL 21 / 26 13-6-2 / 18-6-1 2.87 / 2.35 .918 / .903
80 LAFONTAINE, Jack G 6’2” 204 Left Mississauga, Ont. 1/6/1998 Draft. ’16 (6-75-3) Michigan Big 10 11 1-7-1 3.34 .911

HURRICANES ANNOUNCE DEVELOPMENT CAMP ROSTER
Carolina prospects, including entire 2017 draft class, in Raleigh June 28-July 1

Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the roster for the team’s 2017 development camp to take place in Raleigh from June 28 through July 1.

The Hurricanes Prospects Development Camp will feature all eight members of the team’s 2017 draft class, as well as other previously-drafted/acquired players and select invitees. The 29-player roster includes four goaltenders, eight defensemen and 17 forwards.

During development camp, the players will go through off-ice training and educational sessions, as well as on-ice sessions. The prospects’ 5:30 p.m. on-ice sessions on June 28 and 29, as well as the Canes Prospect Game at noon on July 1 (part of the Summerfest Celebration), will be open to the media and public. The on-ice session on Friday, June 30, at 11 a.m. will be closed to the public.

On Saturday, July 1 at 10 a.m., fans are invited to enjoy the Summerfest Celebration inside PNC Arena. Along with the Canes Prospect Game at noon, the Summerfest Celebration will feature an autograph session, equipment sale and State of the Hurricanes session hosted by Mike Maniscalco. The event will include more than 20 interactive inflatables, games and experiences, free giveaways, guest speakers from the Hurricanes, appearances by Stormy and the Storm Squad, discounted concessions, hockey games and extended hours at The Eye team store. Parking and admission are free to the Summerfest Celebration. Click here for more information about the Summerfest Celebration.