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Canes announce 2018 Prospect Camp roster; hire Gleason as defenseman development director

The future of the Hurricanes will have their chance to compete for a training camp spot starting Wednesday.

Jamie Kellner

The Carolina Hurricanes have announced their roster for their 2018 prospects development camp. Among those on the roster are Hurricanes #2 overall selection Andrei Svechnikov and recently acquired defensive prospect Adam Fox. The Harvard defenseman was acquired in the transaction on Saturday that sent Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin to the Calgary Flames for Dougie Hamilton and Micheal Ferland. All six of the Hurricanes’ 2018 draftees will be in attendance.

2017 first round selection Martin Necas will also attend camp. Necas could play a larger role on the Hurricanes this season. Four prospects invited to last year’s camp made their NHL debut during the 2017-18 season. The Hurricanes have invited six players to the camp that were not drafted by the team.

Jamie Kellner

In conjunction with the release of the camp roster, the Hurricanes announced that Tim Gleason will join the team as director of defenseman development. Gleason spent parts of nine season with the Hurricanes, and served as a “special assistant” to former GM Ron Francis following his retirement and a brief comeback attempt in 2015. He replaces Glen Wesley in the role after Wesley’s contract was not renewed for next season. The release from the team is below the camp roster.

Prospect camp begins Wednesday and concludes with the annual Canes Prospect Game on Saturday at noon. The game is free to the public and will feature other festivities such as giveaways and discounted food and beverage items.

The full schedule is below, followed by the camp roster.

Wednesday, June 27

  • 5:30 p.m.: Practice
  • 6:15 p.m.: Power skating

Thursday, June 28

  • 9:45 a.m.: Skills session (Veterans)
  • 10:45 a.m.: Skills session (Rookies)
  • 5:30 p.m.: Practice
  • 6:15 p.m.: Power skating

Friday, June 29

  • 10 a.m.: Practice

Saturday, June 30

  • 10 a.m.: Autograph session
  • 12 p.m.: Canes Prospect Game

2018 Prospect Camp Roster

Number Player Position Height Weight Shoots/Catches Birthplace Birthdate Acquired
Number Player Position Height Weight Shoots/Catches Birthplace Birthdate Acquired
24 BEAN, Jake D 6'1" 173 Left Calgary, Alb. 6/9/1998 Draft '16 (1-13-1)
26 FORA, Michael D 6’4” 214 Right Giubiasco, Switzerland 10/30/1995 Free Agent '18
32 FOX, Adam D 5’11” 181 Right Jericho, NY 2/17/1998 Trade w/CGY '18
37 SVECHNIKOV, Andrei RW 6’3” 192 Left Barnaul, Russia 3/26/2000 Draft '18 (1-2-1)
39 MARTIN, Luke D 6'2" 219 Right St. Louis, MO 9/20/1998 Draft '17 (3-52-2)
40 KUCHARSKI, Jake G 6’4” 215 Left Erie, PA 9/25/1999 Draft '18 (6-197-7)
41 ZIMMER, Max LW 6'0" 202 Left Plymouth, MN 10/29/1997 Draft '16 (7-104-4)
43 LUOSTARINEN, Eetu C 6'3" 184 Left Siilinjarvi, Finland 9/2/1998 Draft '17 (2-42-2)
45 GEEKIE, Morgan C 6'3" 193 Right Strathclair, Man. 7/20/1998 Draft '17 (4-67-3)
47 FILIPE, Matt C 6'2" 198 Left Lynnfield, MA 12/31/1997 Draft '16 (4-67-3)
50 HELVIG, Jeremy G 6'4" 217 Left Markham, Ont. 5/25/1997 Draft '16 (8-134-5)
51 MATTHEOS, Stelio RW 6'1" 191 Right Winnipeg, Man. 6/14/1999 Draft '17 (6-73-3)
52 HENMAN, Luke C 6’0” 150 Left Dartmouth, N.S. 4/29/2000 Draft‘18 (3-96-4)
54 KILLINEN, Lenni RW 6’2” 181 Left Espoo, Finland 6/15/2000 Draft '18 (4-104-4)
56 SELLGREN, Jesper D 5’10” 170 Left Ornskoldsvik, Sweden 6/11/1998 Draft '18 (5-166-6)
61 GREEN, Gordie RW 5’8” 163 Right Ann Arbor, MI 2/24/1997 Camp Invitee
62 DE JONG, Brendan D 6'5" 201 Left Victoria, B.C. 3/23/1998 Draft '17 (7-166-6)
67 STEVENS, Luke LW 6'5" 208 Left Bellair, CA 2/11/1997 Draft '15 (5-126-5)
72 DRURY, Jack C 5’11” 174 Left Winnetka, IL 2/3/2000 Draft '18 (2-42-2)
77 RASANEN, Ville D 6'2" 177 Left Ylamylly, Finland 10/8/1998 Draft '17 (8-197-7)
78 CALVAS, Theo D 6’4” 201 Right Bloomfield Hills, MI 8/6/1998 Camp Invitee
80 LAFONTAINE, Jack G 6'2" 204 Left Mississauga, Ont. 1/6/1998 Draft '16 (6-75-3)
81 WHELAN, Alex RW 6’0” 212 Right Ramsey, NJ 7/20/1997 Camp Invitee
82 ELIOT, Mitch D 6’0” 187 Right Grosse Pointe, MI 2/6/1998 Camp Invitee
83 COTTON, David C 6'2" 200 Left Parker, TX 7/9/1997 Draft '15 (8-169-6)
84 BUDY, Brendan LW 5'10" 178 Left Langley, B.C. 6/6/2000 Camp Invitee
88 NECAS, Martin C 6'2" 179 Right Nove Mesto na Morave, Cze. 1/15/1999 Draft '17 (1-12-1)
90 CULINA, Mario G 6’2” 184 Left Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 6/12/1997 Camp Invitee


Former Hurricanes defenseman played 11 seasons in NHL

Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has hired Tim Gleason to lead the Hurricanes’ defensemen development. Gleason will be responsible for working with all defensemen in the Hurricanes system, including drafted players in the Canadian major-junior hockey leagues, college, ECHL and American Hockey League (AHL).

“Tim was tough, intelligent, and a great leader in his 11 NHL seasons as a player,” said Waddell. “We are excited to bring Tim back to the organization and look forward to him instilling those characteristics into our defensemen as he helps them develop.”

Originally drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the first round, 23rd overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Gleason, 35, played 727 career NHL games with Los Angeles, Carolina, Toronto and Washington, totaling 142 points (17g, 125a) and 701 penalty minutes. Acquired by the Hurricanes in Sept. 2006, he went on to play 546 regular-season games for the franchise and ranks sixth in the team’s North Carolina history (since 1997) in games played. Gleason also appeared in 19 Stanley Cup playoff games for the Hurricanes, and scored the overtime, game-winning goal in Game 2 of the 2009 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Devils.

A native of Clawson, MI, Gleason represented the United States in a number of international competitions, winning silver at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. He also played for Team USA at the 2008 IIHF World Championship and the 2001 and 2003 World Junior Championships.