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HURRICANES SELECT FIVE ON DRAFT’S SECOND DAY

Sunday, 06.27.2004 / 1:18 PM ET / News
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HURRICANES SELECT FIVE ON DRAFT\u2019S SECOND DAY

Host team acquires 2005 third-round pick from Atlanta

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 27, 2004) – The 2004 NHL Entry Draft concluded Sunday at the RBC Center as the NHL’s 30 franchises selected players in Rounds 4-9. The Draft’s host team, the Carolina Hurricanes, selected five players on Day 2, and also acquired a third-round pick in 2005 from Atlanta. In all, the Hurricanes added eight players during the two-day annual event.

Carolina opened its 2004 draft by trading up to the No. 4 position in the fourth round in a deal with Columbus that sent the eighth overall pick and the 59th pick to the Blue Jackets. With the fourth pick in the first round the Hurricanes selected the draft’s top-rated North American skater, Andrew Ladd of the Calgary Hitmen. Ladd (6’ 2”, 200 lbs.) led all rookies in the Western Hockey League in 2003-04, notching 30 goals and 45 assists (75 points) in 71 games. The Hurricanes’ selection of Ladd marked the second consecutive season the team has drafted the top-rated North American skater after it took Eric Staal with the second pick in 2003.

After selecting Toronto St. Michael’s goaltender Justin Peters in the second round (38th overall) and St. Cloud State defenseman Casey Borer in the third round (69th overall), the Hurricanes closed their Day 1 activities.

Carolina opened its second day at the Draft by trading the 106th overall pick, the eighth of the fourth round, to Atlanta for the Thrashers’ third-round pick in 2005. The Hurricanes then chose Calgary Hitmen (WHL) defenseman Brett Carson (6’ 4”, 220 lbs.) 109th overall. The Regina, Sask., native notched five goals and 27 assists in 71 games in 2003-04, and played in all seven of Calgary’s playoff contests.

In the fifth round, Carolina selected goaltender Magnus Akerlund with the 137th overall pick. A native of Osby, Sweden, Akerlund (6’ 1”, 183 lbs.) was ranked second among European goaltenders in the NHL Central Scouting Bureau’s end-of-season rankings. In 26 games with HV 71 Jr. of the Swedish Junior League, Akerlund had a 3.28 goals-against average, an .892 save percentage, and recorded one shutout.

With no selection in the sixth round, Carolina waited until the seventh round to pick Woodstock, Ont., native, defensman Ryan Pottruff, with the 202nd overall choice. Playing for London (OHL) in 2003-04, Potruff (6’ 2”, 198 lbs) tallied three goals, five assists (8 points) and 48 penalty minutes in 51 games.

The Hurricanes chose right wing Jonas Fiedler (6’ 2”, 177 lbs.) of the Plymouth Whalers (OHL) with the eighth pick (235th overall) of Round 8. In 63 games during the 2003-04 regular season, the Jihlava, Czech Republic, native produced 18 goals, 28 assists (46 points) and 83 penalty minutes for the Whalers. In nine OHL playoff games, Fiedler notched one goal and six assists (7 points) to rank fourth in playoff scoring for Plymouth.

With their last pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the Carolina Hurricanes selected defenseman Martin Vagner, a native of Jaromer, Czech Republic, in the ninth round, 268th overall. Vagner (6’ 1”, 186 lbs.) recorded six goals and 12 assists (18 points) in 38 games for Gatineau (QMJHL) last year.

Rd.
O/A
Player
Pos
Ht 
Wt 
S/C
2002-03 Club Birthdate Birthplace
1
4
Andrew Ladd
LW
6-2
200
L
Calgary (WHL) 12/12/1985 Maple Ridge, B.C.
2
38
Justin Peters
G
6-0
209
L
Tor. St. Mich. (OHL) 8/30/1986 Blyth, Ont.
3
69
Casey Borer
D
6-2
197
L
St. Cloud St. (WCHA) 7/28/1985 Minneapolis, Minn.
4
109
Brett Carson
D
6-4
220
R
Calgary (WHL) 11/29/1985 Regina, Sask.
5
137
Magnus Akerlund
G
6-1
183
R
HV 71 Jr. (SJL) 4/25/1986 Osby, Sweden.
7
202
Ryan Pottruff
D
6-2
198
R
London (OHL) 7/11/1986 Woodstock, Ont.
8
235
Jonas Fiedler
RW
6-2
177
R
Plymouth (OHL) 5/29/1984 Jihlava, Czech Rep.
9
268
Martin Vagner
D
6-1
186
L
Gatineau (QMJHL) 3/16/1984 Jaromer, Czech Rep.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 70 21 28 -12 49
J. Faulk 75 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 74 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 70 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 73 11 20 -12 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 71 8 17 -13 25
J. McClement 75 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 47 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 39 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60