It will be a much, much more exciting day for Carolina Hurricanes’ fans Friday, as the Canes are scheduled to make eight selections Friday after not having a first-round pick Thursday night.
As a refresher, here is every pick the Hurricanes have on the board:
- Round 2, 60th overall
- Round 3, 71st overall
- Round 4, 101st overall
- Round 4, 124th overall
- Round 5, 156th overall
- Round 6, 171st overall
- Round 6, 188th overall
- Round 7, 205th overall
We’ll have thoughts and analysis in this thread all day, as Matthew Somma (@CanesProspects) will give brief thoughts here on each Carolina pick before diving in a little deeper over the weekend.
In case you haven’t seen it all yet, here’s all of our pre-draft coverage to get you refreshed for the second through seventh rounds:
- Prospect Profile: Alexander Pelevin
- Prospect Profile: Mats Lindgren
- Prospect Profile: Rieger Lorenz
- Prospects Mailbag: Draft Edition
- Canes’ positional needs heading into draft
- Matthew Somma’s mock draft(s)
- Alex Ohari’s mock draft
We will update this thread today with any Carolina pick as well as notable league-wide news, trades and selections.
Carolina Hurricanes Picks
Round 2, Pick 60
- Gleb Trikozov, Forward, Russia
Matthew Somma’s Thoughts: “Gleb is a fantastic pickup for the Hurricanes. Could be a legitimate 60-point player at the NHL level given how he processes the game and acts on it. Needs work, but the Canes have all the time in the world to wait.”
The #LetsGoCanes have taken Gleb Trikozov at 60!— Elite Prospects (@eliteprospects) July 8, 2022
Trikozov was the No. 22-ranked player on the final Elite Prospects 2022 #NHLDraft board.
: https://t.co/XxoAzqIYqO@Canes | #NHLDraft pic.twitter.com/zaXf84IRlv
Round 3, Pick 71
- Alexander Perevalov, Forward, Russia
Matthew Somma’s Thoughts: “Perevalov is another solid gamble. He has a ton of skill but hasn’t caught up mentally at times. The Canes take a risk because hockey sense is hard to teach, but based on skill alone, Perevalov can play.”
Round 4, Pick 101 (acquired in DeAngelo trade)
- Simon Forsmark, Defenseman, Sweden
Just from what I've seen from Forsmark, he's a good two way defender with size. Can move the puck in transition and plays a modern game. Not a flashy pick, but a solid one in the early fourth.— Canes Prospects (@CanesProspects) July 8, 2022
Round 4, Pick 124
- Cruz Lucius, Forward, Grant, Minnesota
The Carolina Hurricanes have selected Cruz Lucius from the NTDP! Cruz is the younger brother of Chaz Lucius. Missed a lot of time this year due to injury, but he's a gritty forward that plays a solid two way game.— Canes Prospects (@CanesProspects) July 8, 2022
Round 5, Pick 156
- Vladimir Grudinin, Defenseman, Russia
The Hurricanes nabbed this kid at No. 156 pic.twitter.com/ELwFF6OTnh— /Cam Robinson/ (@Hockey_Robinson) July 8, 2022
Round 6, Pick 171
- Jakub Vondras, Goaltender, Czech Republic
Teams normally take one or two goalies in every draft just because you never know. Vondras seems like a solid "wait and see" pick since he's 6'3" and should play in a men's league within the next year or two.— Canes Prospects (@CanesProspects) July 8, 2022
Round 7, Pick 205
- Alexander Pelevin, Defenseman, Russia
Matthew Somma actually already wrote a profile on Pelevin, which you can check out here. A quick excerpt on Pelevin from that: “Pelevin is a player with a lot of untapped potential. He has the skating, physical play and smarts in the defensive zone in order to play at the NHL level, but the biggest question is his upside. Pelevin has shown flashes of high-end play in the games that I’ve watched, but nothing on a consistent basis. Right now, he’s a safe, stay at home defenseman with the potential to play on your third pairing in time. If he’s developed properly, I could see a top penalty killer with some offensive potential.”
Carolina Hurricanes News
- Tony DeAngelo is headed to Philadelphia along with a seventh-round pick. In return, the Hurricanes will receive a second-, third- and fourth-round pick spread out over the next three seasons. Our story here.
It’s DeAngelo and a 7th to Philly. As reported, Canes get 2nd, 3rd and 4th round picks which are spread out over next three years https://t.co/5XC6p0czNK— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 8, 2022
- This trade is official. The Flyers get DeAngelo and pick 220. The Canes get pick 101, a 2023 third and a 2024 second.
- The Carolina Hurricanes have traded pick 188 to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a sixth-round pick in 2023.
NHL Trades and News
- Ville Husso has been traded from the Blues to the Red Wings, and he has subsequently agreed to a three-year deal with Detroit.
- And now another Eastern Conference team adds a goalie, as Vitek Vanecek is headed to the Devils.
- After acquiring DeAngelo from Carolina, the Flyers agreed to a two-year extension with the defenseman.
DeAngelo extension with the Flyers: 2 x $5M AAV— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 8, 2022
- The Vancouver Canucks just drafted a player named Elias Pettersson, which they already have one of.
- Luke Kunin is on the move to San Jose in exchange for John Leonard and a third-round pick in 2023.
- Duncan Keith is expected to announce his retirement.
Confirming #Oilers D Duncan Keith has reached a decision to retire, leaving Edmonton with lots of cap flexibility now. #Blackhawks will also be hit with a cap recapture charge, which was a difficult part of Keith’s discernment process.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 8, 2022
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