And just like that, hockey is back. After a shorter summer than usual, the Hurricanes are back in action tonight as they kick off a six game preseason schedule.
Last season, the Hurricanes went 5-0-1 in the preseason, including a home-and-home sweep against the Lightning. They’ll try to match that record this year, beginning tonight.
Here’s how the Hurricanes will line up tonight against the defending Presidents’ Trophy champions:
Jordan Martinook - Lucas Wallmark - Brock McGinn
Jacob Pritchard - Morgan Geekie - Colin Markison
Janne Kuokkanen - Eetu Luostarinen - Julien Gauthier
Max McCormick - Ryan Suzuki - Brian Gibbons
Haydn Fleury - Roland McKeown
Jake Bean - Brett Pesce
Jesper Sellgren - Kyle Wood
This lineup is stacked with NHL potential and features a few of Carolina’s top prospects at both the forward and defensive positions.
And here’s how the Bolts will line up tonight. Check out who’s expected to start in net!