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Prospects Development Camp: Day 5

Saturday, 07.20.2013 / 3:00 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Michael Smith
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Prospects Development Camp: Day 5
The Carolina Hurricanes closed the book on Prospects Development Camp on Saturday with a mini-scrimmage, power play practice and shootout before 3,500 fans at PNC Arena.

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The 26 camp attendees will now pack their bags to disperse to various parts of the globe; some will meet up again in Traverse City, MI, for the annual rookie tournament and some will attend Canes training camp in Raleigh come September.

Here are some notables from today’s skate.

  • I love the way Brock McGinn plays. He throws his shoulder into everyone he skates near. It’s a shame that he falls two months shy of meeting the AHL age requirement for this season, but he’ll be worth keeping an eye on in September.
  • Sergey Tolchinsky gave Team Red a 1-0 lead in the first period with some nifty stickhandling, as he picked the corner blocker-side on Collin Olson. This kid is a lot of fun to watch. And he wasn’t done there.

    “He was probably the biggest surprise or explosive guy this week that really made people look at him” said head coach Kirk Muller. “He had an impressive finish.”
  • Ryan Murphy – an NHL No. 7 among training camp numbers in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s – was a noticeable standout. He tied the scrimmage 1-1 on a shot from the left circle, as he was looking for a one-timer but had to corral and settle the puck before beating Daniel Altshuller.

    “Murphy stepped it up today, and it shows the level that he has,” Muller said.
  • Camp invitee Charlie Millen replaced Olson in net for White, as Altshuller continued to tend for Red.
  • A fifth-round pick of the Canes this year, Brent Pedersen gave White a 2-1 lead, slipping the puck past Altshuller after a nice feed from Murphy.
  • Brandon Shea, another camp invitee, had a nice takeaway at his own blue line and finished the play off with a top-shelf backhand goal on Altshuller’s glove side.
  • Altshuller then had a pair of dandies, stoning Justin Shugg with a pad save on a rebound opportunity and denying McGinn on a breakaway. A lot of work for the 19-year-old goaltender who logged 58 games with Oshawa of the OHL last season.
  • It sounds like I’m a broken record, but there was Tolchinsky again, stickhandling through a few defenders and scoring his second goal of the game. It was 3-2 White at this point.

    “He didn’t get drafted – let’s be honest – probably because of his size. But there’s a good example here where you get a look at him and get to know him,” Muller said. “He’s got a great attitude, he’s very much an extrovert, he’s a very fun-loving guy with the other guys and he goes out, plays hard and produces. He really made us turn our heads.”
  • Camp invitee Adam Brace made a sharp dish to defenseman Trevor Carrick, who joined the rush, for the easy goal on the near side. The mini-scrimmage would end in a 3-3 tie.

Odds and Ends

  • A shootout capped the week, as Team Red claimed victory and brought what was an exhilarating week both for the players and fans alike to an end.

    “I think we’re really excited about the week,” Muller said. “It was a great opportunity for us as coaches to finally see some of these guys that are not only new from this year’s draft but the last few years, too. It’s great to understand your depth.”
  • CanesVision and Chantel McCabe did a superb job with live broadcasts from PNC Arena each day this week. For those 30-minute shows and all the features that aired Tuesday through Saturday, visit the video page. Stay tuned for plenty more live streaming throughout the season.



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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 54 40 10 4 178 124 84
2 FLA 56 32 18 6 153 132 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 BOS 55 30 19 6 163 150 66
5 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
6 NJD 57 29 21 7 125 124 65
7 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
8 NYI 54 29 19 6 153 137 64
9 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
10 CAR 56 25 21 10 137 146 60
11 PHI 54 24 20 10 128 140 58
12 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
13 OTT 57 25 26 6 159 177 56
14 BUF 57 23 28 6 135 156 52
15 CBJ 57 23 28 6 144 175 52
16 TOR 54 20 25 9 127 151 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
V. Rask 54 14 19 2 33
J. Staal 56 12 21 8 33
J. Skinner 56 19 13 -1 32
K. Versteeg 55 11 21 1 32
E. Staal 56 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 56 8 17 -9 25
A. Nestrasil 49 9 12 1 21
J. Nordstrom 45 5 11 2 16
R. Hainsey 56 3 11 -11 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 16 11 7 .909 2.35
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74