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Prospect Corner

Prospect Corner

Keeping an eye on the Canes of the future in junior, college, and European hockey.

TC Tournament Day 1 Preview

The Hurricanes are sending a stacked team to northern Michigan for the annual preseason prospect showcase.

Canes announce Prospect Camp roster; hire Gleason as D-man dev director

The future of the Hurricanes will have their chance to compete for a training camp spot starting Wednesday.

Draft Profile: Oliver Wahlstrom & Adam Boqvist

Two players with connections to Sweden - one an American, one a Swede - round out our draft profiles, likely top-ten selections but needing a bit more time to develop.

Draft Profile: Jesperi Kotkaniemi & Evan Bouchard

The Finnish center is rocketing up draft boards and may go in the top five, and the Canadian defenseman won’t be far behind.

Draft Profile: Quinn Hughes

The 2018 draft is heavy on defense even once you get past Rasmus Dahlin, and the undersized Hughes might be the next blueliner off the board.

Draft Profile: Brady Tkachuk

Whichever team selects the younger Tkachuk son will have few questions about what he brings to the table.

Draft Profile: Filip Zadina

Likely a higher pick than his linemate and countryman, whoever selects Zadina will be drafting a whole lot of goals.

Draft Profile: Andrei Svechnikov

Gifted the second pick in the draft thanks to the first lottery win in team history, the Hurricanes don’t need to overthink things and should select the top forward available.

Draft Profile: Rasmus Dahlin a star in the making

The star Swedish defenseman is all but certain to hear his name called first on June 22 in Dallas.

Prospect Corner: Frozen Four Preview

The best teams in college hockey face off for the NCAA title starting today.

Prospect Corner: Onward to the Playoffs

Plenty of Canes in the pipeline are making plans to play meaningful games into April.

Prospect Corner: No Stopping Necas

The Canes’ first rounder keeps on keeping on, and Soo defenseman Noah Carroll continues his notable ascent.

Prospect Corner: Bean Traded, Necas Impresses

The CHL trade deadline sees Jake Bean shipped to the States, and Martin Necas turns heads at the WJC.

Prospect Corner: Go West, Young Men

The West is best for Canes prospects, Martin Necas advances in the Champions League and more.

Prospect Corner: Returning Home and Breaking Out

Martin Necas goes back to Europe, Elynuik in the midst of a breakout season and Helvig remains among the OHL’s most important players.

Prospect Corner: Canes Prospects Start Season Hot

Checking in with the Canes prospects who have turned heads to start the season, and an update on the system.

Canes sign Necas to ELC; hire minor-league goalie consultant

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.

Canes Prospect Camp Begins Tonight

The Canes of the future take to the ice tonight through Saturday at PNC Arena.

Analyzing the Canes’ Performance in Chicago

How did the Canes fare during a noticeably understated draft weekend? We take a look here.

What did the Canes get by drafting Necas?

We had Necas going to the Canes in the SBN mock draft. What can Canes fans expect from the Czech center?

2017 Mock Draft Selection and Profile: Martin Necas can both skate and score

If it’s speed down the middle that the Canes are after, Necas is among the surest of bets.

The 2017 CC Mock Draft: Predicting the Unpredictable

Who do we think will head where tomorrow night in Chicago?

2017 Draft Profile: Do you feel lucky with Klim Kostin?

The Russian forward oozes raw talent, but a lack of production and a significant injury could cause him to fall down the draft board.

2017 Draft Profile: Lias Andersson is a solid, safe choice

The first thing you notice about the Swedish center is that his legs never stop moving. Ever.

2017 Draft Profile: Kristian Vesalainen could reward some team’s patience

The sizeable winger would be a good fit on a small Carolina Hurricanes squad, but he is the longest of long-term prospects.

2017 Draft Profile: No one’s going to push Robert Thomas around

A Memorial Cup winner with the London Knights, Thomas made a big splash as a young player with buckets of potential.

2017 Draft Profile: Meet Michael Rasmussen, who is a tall human

Already 6’6” and possessing a soft scoring touch, Rasmussen’s size alone could tempt a team to take him early.

2017 Draft Profile: Eeli Tolvanen likes to shoot the puck, a lot

The Finnish USHL product is a Corsi-for machine, but needs to round out his game before moving up into the professional ranks.

2017 Draft Profile: Suzuki and the Canes could be a great match

The Owen Sound playmaker thrives in puck possession, and that will grab the Canes’ attention.

2017 Draft Profile: Ryan Poehling a long-term project with a high ceiling

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.

2017 Draft Profile: Fast-rising Makar a hot commodity

Playing in Junior A hockey in Alberta, Makar was off the radar to start the year, but not anymore.

Draft Profile: Cody Glass a perfect fit who likely won’t fall to the Canes

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.

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