Prospects News & Rumors: Lafrenière, Nikishen & Trenin

Prospects News & Rumors: Lafrenière, Nikishen & Trenin

October 13th, 2020 The New York Rangers wasted very little time in signing the number one overall pick of the 2020 NHL Draft. Also, a recent pick by the Carolina Hurricanes is making his presence felt in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Finally, sticking in the KHL, one of the young players the Nashville...
'Mr. Game 7' Justin Williams: A Cup-Winning Career to Remember

'Mr. Game 7' Justin Williams: A Cup-Winning Career to Remember

October 9th, 2020 What better word describes Justin Williams' career than legendary? While the saying holds true: "Legends never die," the time finally came for the 39-year-old Cobourg, Ontario-native to announce his retirement on Thursday. Related: Carolina Hurricanes' Jersey History Even among his...
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October 7th, 2020
Hurricanes Prospects

It wasn't long after the Carolina Hurricanes drafted Seth Jarvis with the 13th overall pick that he got the call from general manager Don Waddell and head coach Rod Brind'Amour welcoming him to the team. "I'm super excited. Thank you guys so much," Jarvis exclaimed, before Brind'Amour stepped back to reveal the shiny new "Jarvis" nameplate that hung above a locker in the Hurricanes' dressing room. Then, Brind'Amour turned back and said: "We got you a spot, but you've got to go earn it, right?" With the selection of Jarvis, the Hurricanes add a right-handed center overflowing with skill and creativity. He's both a playmaker and a finisher and has the elite puck skills needed to be a line's primary offensive generator. Dashing elusiveness is a staple of his game, and he uses that skill intelligently in all three zones. Defensively, he's good at sneaking up on opponents and stripping the puck away. In the offensive...
October 6th, 2020
NHL Entry Draft

With the 13th Pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, the Carolina Hurricanes Have Selected Seth Jarvis From the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL About Seth Jarvis Jarvis is the kind of offensive catalyst that simply demands the puck, and for good reason. A creative passer and shooter with excellent agility, he is able to beat defenders in multiple ways. Though he's just 5-foot-10, he is deceptively strong and has already developed a reliable two-way game. THW Prospect Profile Excerpt "For his size, he plays a deceptively powerful and gritty game. He isn’t afraid to take the puck hard to the net and has the utmost confidence in his ability to win puck battles. Jarvis has everything you look for in a dominant two-way player. He’s a smart, skilled forward with excellent hands. His vision and puck control is elite, and his ability to deliver the puck cleanly onto the tape and execute on the rush is among the very best in this draft. Seth Jarvis of the Portland Winterhawks....
October 4th, 2020
NHL Rumors

In today's NHL rumor rundown, the Carolina Hurricanes have made a lucrative offer to Andrei Svechnikov and he's said no. What's next for the player and the team? In Chicago, are the Blackhawks potentially looking at Matt Murray? What is Taylor Hall willing to entertain as far as offers go and finally, did Robin Lehner's new deal with the Golden Knights create a domino effect that will travel through the rest of the trade market and free agency as far as netminders are concerned? Svechnikov Betting on Himself According Elliotte Friedman' s recent 31 Thoughts report, the Carolina Hurricanes are believed to have offered forward Andrei Svechnikov eight years x $7.5 million per season on a long-term extension. Thinking he can do better, he's declined the offer and it looks like he'll be eyeing a bridge deal with the team. Andrei Svechnikov, Carolina Hurricanes (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) Hurricanes GM Don Waddell agreed that it might be best to look at a short-term bridge contract...
October 4th, 2020
Hurricanes Goaltending

Like so many professional athletes will tell you, your draft day to the big leagues is a huge moment for not only yourself but also those who have supported you along the journey. Just to grasp a taste of what it's like to perform at the highest level would be rewarding enough for so many who have dreamed of playing in the NHL. Related: Ranking the NHL's 31 Starting Goalies - 2020 Postseason For the Tampa Bay Lightning, and their starting goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, winning the Stanley Cup this season was a childhood dream that became a reality, but despite Vasilevskiy starting all 22 Stanley Cup playoff games, backup goaltender Curtis McElhinney still had a big part to play in helping his team win the Cup, too. 176th Overall McElhinney was drafted by the Calgary Flames 176th overall in the sixth round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft in Toronto. That year, the first overall pick was Rick Nash, followed by Jay Bouwmeester at No. 2, while Ryan Whitney was selected third...