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Nashville Prospect Showcase Day 1: Game Hub, Preview, How to Watch

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The prospects head to a new locale this season and take to the ice against Washington this afternoon.

Jamie Kellner

The Carolina Hurricanes’ prospect showcase team takes the ice for the first time this afternoon in a matinee against the Washington Capitals.

Defenseman Jake Bean was not originally planned to be part of the showcase roster, but an injury to roster invitee Merrick Rippon ruled him out of the tournament and opened the door for Bean, one of two players on the Canes roster who spent time last season in the NHL, to make an appearance.

The other of those two players, Janne Kuokkanen, makes his return to the ice today in his first appearance in a competitive game since suffering an injury in January that ended what was a very promising season.

It’s also your first chance to see college free agent defenseman Chase Priskie, who signed with the Hurricanes three weeks ago after graduating from Quinnipiac. Also featured is 2019 first-round pick Ryan Suzuki, one of nine Canes draftees on the roster; oddly, the roster features more invitees (11) than players the Canes have drafted.

How and When to Watch

The Hurricanes games will be streamed on but it is geo-restricted to users in the Hurricanes’ broadcast market. (If you can get Canes games on Fox Sports Carolinas, you should be fine to watch the stream.) The Lightning and Predators play at 5:00, and will have coverage of that game - although it also may be geo-blocked, so your mileage may vary.

Today’s game will start at 2:00 pm Eastern.

2019 Nashville Prospect Showcase Roster

Number Player Position Acquired 18-19 Team League
Number Player Position Acquired 18-19 Team League
7 PRISKIE, Chase D Free Agent (8/19) Quinnipiac ECAC
24 BEAN, Jake D Draft ‘16 (1-13-1) Charlotte/Carolina AHL/NHL
32 MATTSON, Leif RW Invitee Kelowna WHL
36 PRITCHARD, Jacob F Free Agent (4/19) UMass Hockey East
38 CROSSMAN, Ethan LW Invitee Acadie-Bathurst/Baie-Comeau QMJHL
41 LANG, Martin RW Invitee Kamloops WHL
43 LUOSTARINEN, Eetu C Draft ’17 (2-42-2) KalPa Liiga
52 HENMAN, Luke C Draft ’18 (3-96-4) Blainville-Boisbriand QMJHL
58 SELLGREN, Jesper D Draft ’18 (5-166-6) Lulea HF
59 KUOKKANEN, Janne LW/C Draft ’16 (3-43-2) Charlotte/Carolina AHL/NHL
61 SUZUKI, Ryan C Draft ’19 (1-28-1) Barrie OHL
65 BULYCH, Kaleb D Invitee Vancouver WHL
67 KIELLY, Kameron C Invitee UPEI USports
73 HUTCHESON, Nolan LW Invitee Sudbury OHL
76 PELLETIER, Thomas D Invitee Drummondville QMJHL
81 REES, Jamieson C Draft ’19 (3-44-2) Sarnia OHL
82 MAIER, David D Invitee North Bay OHL
85 MURRAY, Blake C Draft ’19 (11-183-6) Sudbury OHL
87 HOEFENMAYER, Noel D Invitee Ottawa OHL
91 TOPPING, Kyle C Invitee Kelowna WHL
49 HARVEY, Samuel G Invitee Rouyn-Noranda QMJHL
50 HELVIG, Jeremy G Draft ’16 (8-134-5) Florida/Charlotte ECHL/AHL