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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 - 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

STATS

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