Let’s Pick Sides
The Hurricanes on Wednesday morning released their roster for training camp which begins with physicals tomorrow. Fifty-nine players will be split across two groups, named "Team Dineen" and "Team Kron" in honor of two members of the Canes’ inaugural 1997 roster. Here is the full roster (pdf), and here are the rosters for the two camp groups (pdf).
This year’s camp roster does not include any players on a professional tryout, nor will the three players who competed in Traverse City as tournament invitees be in camp. Of the players on the roster, 34 are Canes draft picks, 11 were free-agent signings, and 13 were acquired via trade or waivers. One player, Nick Schilkey, is signed to an AHL deal but does not have an NHL contract.
Fans will have the chance to see both groups in action when the on-ice portion of training camp begins on Friday, Sept. 15, and then again at the Caniac Carnival on Sunday, Sept. 17.
- The Hurricanes prospects wrapped up their Traverse City experience with a 5-0 blanking of the Minnesota Wild prospects to earn a third place finish. [Carolina Hurricanes]
- Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer laid out an interesting case for Victor Rask as the potentially top-line center the Canes need who is right under their noses. A “leap” from Rask which would fulfill that promise would certainly be welcomed. [News and Observer]
- Elliotte Friedman runs down a number of league wide tid-bits, but the most interesting item regarding the Hurricanes may be his belief that Noah Hanifin is the player (or type of player) the Avs covet in return. [Sportsnet]
- In other potential NHL news, the city of Seattle has a plan for over $600 million in renovations for the KeyArena with the hopes of attracting an NHL and/or NBA team. [SBNation]
- The Charlotte Checkers announced their training camp dates, with camp beginning September 25th. [Charlotte Checkers]
- Former Hurricane Brendan Woods signed a Personal Tryout with the Ottawa Senators. [NHL]
- The tally for NHL teams and players donating to Hurricane relief has reached $2.7 million. [NHL]
- The Hurricanes have announced the members of the 2017-18 Storm Squad. [Carolina Hurricanes]