A couple updates for you:
It sounds like Jake Bean is on the move, and Canes Country will have more as this becomes official:
Hearing Jake Bean to Columbus for a second rounder tonight— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 23, 2021
And the team has inked forward Spencer Smallman to a new contract:
Welcome to NHL Draft Day. This year’s format will be pretty much the same as last year, with each of the league’s teams making their pick remotely. The Hurricanes will have the 27th overall pick in round one, although it’s really the 26th pick due to Arizona’s forfeited pick.
What should we expect to see when the Canes make their pick? Given their philosophy over the last few drafts, there’s a good chance it will be a forward. Or will they make the pick? The Canes have already made one trade, the stunner that sent Alex Nedeljkovic to Detroit yesterday, and it’s possible the team’s first rounder could be in play as they look to upgrade next year’s roster.
There’s been plenty of speculation that there could be a number of players available for trade around the league, so tonight could certainly be an interesting one.
To get ready for the Canes’ selection at No. 27, be sure to catch up on all of the pre-draft content from Canes Country prospect writers Matthew Somma and Sarah Avampato
And here’s the full order for tonight’s draft:
2. Seattle Kraken
10. Ottawa Senators
11. Forfeited pick
13. Calgary Flames
15. Dallas Stars
16. New York Rangers
17. St. Louis Blues
18. Winnipeg Jets
20. Edmonton Oilers
21. Boston Bruins
22. Minnesota Wild
23. Detroit Red Wings (from Washington Capitals)
24. Florida Panthers
25. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Toronto Maple Leafs)
26. Minnesota Wild (from Pittsburgh Penguins)
27. Carolina Hurricanes
29. New Jersey Devils (from New York Islanders)
32. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Tampa Bay Lightning)
Be sure to stay tuned to Canes Country and follow along with us for updates as the draft unfolds, full coverage of the Hurricanes’ pick and/or any trades, and more.