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Canes to Return to Traverse City Rookie Tourney

First-round picks Lindholm, Murphy highlight Carolina roster

Thursday, 08.22.2013 / 11:45 AM ET / News
By Ken Preston
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Canes to Return to Traverse City Rookie Tourney
RALEIGH, NCRon Francis, Vice President of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the Hurricanes will participate in the 2013 NHL Prospects Tournament from Sept. 5-9, in Traverse City, MI. This marks Carolina’s fourth appearance at the annual tournament, hosted by the Detroit Red Wings. The Hurricanes’ squad won the tournament in 2009.

Jeff Daniels, head coach and general manager of Carolina’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, will coach the Hurricanes’ team along with Charlotte assistant coach Geordie Kinnear. Teams will be comprised of drafted players and signees from each of the eight participating NHL clubs, as well as amateur tryout invitees. A limited number of players with prior professional experience, but in no case more than one full season, are eligible to compete.

The Hurricanes’ squad for the 2013 tournament is comprised 14 players drafted by Carolina, including first-round draft picks Elias Lindholm (2013 – 5th overall) and Ryan Murphy (2011 – 12th overall). The tournament also will mark the first game action in a Hurricanes uniform for second-round pick (2012 – 47th overall) Brock McGinn, as well as third-round pick (2010 – 67th overall) and 2013 Harvard graduate Danny Biega. Six tryout invitees will round out Carolina’s tournament squad. A complete roster for the Hurricanes’ team at the 2013 NHL Prospects Tournament can be found here.

The Hurricanes will open tournament play on Thursday, Sept. 5, against the New York Rangers at 3:30 p.m. Carolina then will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, Sept. 6, at 3:30 p.m., before finishing round-robin play against the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 3:30 p.m. Once the eight teams have finished round-robin play in two groups, each team will play a final game on Monday, Sept. 9, to determine final tournament ranking, with the championship game taking place at 7:30 p.m. All games will take place at Centre Ice Arena, the training camp home of the Red Wings. Please visit this page for more information on the 2013 NHL Prospects Tournament.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 CBJ 74 35 35 4 203 230 74
13 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 68 20 27 -13 47
J. Faulk 73 14 32 -18 46
E. Lindholm 72 16 20 -21 36
J. Skinner 68 18 12 -22 30
V. Rask 71 11 19 -12 30
R. Nash 67 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 69 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 73 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 45 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 37 4 15 -9 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 19 21 5 .910 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62