The future of the Hurricanes will have their chance to compete for a training camp spot starting Wednesday.
The Canes’ first-rounder becomes the first member of the draft class of 2017 to sign with the team, and Paul Schonfelder joins the organization as a minor-league consultant.
If it’s speed down the middle that the Canes are after, Necas is among the surest of bets.
Who do we think will head where tomorrow night in Chicago?
The Russian forward oozes raw talent, but a lack of production and a significant injury could cause him to fall down the draft board.
The first thing you notice about the Swedish center is that his legs never stop moving. Ever.
The sizeable winger would be a good fit on a small Carolina Hurricanes squad, but he is the longest of long-term prospects.
A Memorial Cup winner with the London Knights, Thomas made a big splash as a young player with buckets of potential.
Already 6’6” and possessing a soft scoring touch, Rasmussen’s size alone could tempt a team to take him early.
The Finnish USHL product is a Corsi-for machine, but needs to round out his game before moving up into the professional ranks.
The Owen Sound playmaker thrives in puck possession, and that will grab the Canes’ attention.
Tall and lanky, Poehling is mature beyond his years, evidenced by his early high school graduation and contributions as a freshman at St. Cloud State.
Playing in Junior A hockey in Alberta, Makar was off the radar to start the year, but not anymore.
The Canes need a top center. Cody Glass will likely be a top center. There’s a match there, but it depends on what other teams do.