With the annual Traverse City Prospects commencement just days away, the Carolina Hurricanes’ 2015 5th overall draft pick Noah Hanifin is injured and will not be participating in the tournament, the team announced on Tuesday.
Hanifin, who is considered to have a legitimate shot at making the ‘Canes roster out of camp, was injured while participating in the USA Hockey’s World Junior Evaluation Camp this summer. Though the team notes that Hanifin is expected to be healthy for training camp.
In his place, 2013 6th round draft pick Tyler Ganly, who spent the last three seasons playing for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the OHL, will move into the roster. Ganly is expected to make the jump to the pro ranks and play in the AHL this season.
Hurricanes camp is set to start on September 18. The Traverse City Prospects Tournament will kick off on September 11.
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