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Prospects Development Camp: Day 4

Thursday, 07.24.2014 / 8:00 PM / Tracking the Storm
By Michael Smith
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Prospects Development Camp: Day 4
Notes from the fourth day of the Canes\' Prospects Development Camp.
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It’s the fourth day of Prospects Development Camp, and the group was back on the ice for a full skate on Thursday evening.

Here are some notes from today’s session, which ran around 90 minutes.

-- It’s been since Monday that we’ve had a chance to see this group in more of a standard hockey practice session. The pace definitely picks up with head coach Bill Peters running drills on the ice, and I’d expect it to continue building toward Saturday’s two-period scrimmage and shootout.

-- Today is Daniel Altshuller’s 20th birthday. He celebrated with a long day of development camp – power skating in the morning and an extended practice in the evening.

Altshuller is also sporting a bit of a bruise on his collarbone from being caught up high with a shot on Monday.

-- Warren Foegele, selected in the third round of the 2014 NHL Draft, has pretty good speed for a kid just coming out of prep school. It will be interesting to watch his development over the next couple of years.

Foegele is headed to the University of New Hampshire next season, where he’ll join fellow Canes prospect Brett Pesce.

-- The Canes had back-to-back picks in the fourth round of this year’s draft. After selecting defenseman Josh Wesley 96th overall, they picked forward Lucas Wallmark 97th. Wallmark is the lone European in a room full of North American-born players. We’ll have more on him tomorrow morning, but here are his thoughts on this week so far.

“It’s pretty fun to be here and see how it works,” he said. “I’m training with a lot of good guys here, so it’s fun.”

-- Camp invitee Alex Aleardi looks to be a good pick-up for the Charlotte Checkers. He might be a little small – 5-foot-9 and 167 pounds – but he’s quick and has a good shot.

-- The Instagram video below captures a nice play in which defenseman Tyler Ganly scores on a backhand from the slot. Timely screen from defenseman Trevor Carrick, too.

-- Head coach Bill Peters was on the ice for the first 30 minutes or so. Other coaches on the ice included assistant coach Rod Brind’Amour, Checkers head coach Jeff Daniels, director of forwards development Cory Stillman and director of defensemen development Glen Wesley.

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Did you know that we have been streaming live coverage of closed on-ice camp sessions each morning? If so, great, and we hope you have enjoyed them! If not, you still have one day left to tune in! Amber Jaye anchors our exclusive coverage, which features a live look-in at the skate plus interviews with coaches, prospects and more. If you missed this morning’s broadcast, you can watch a replay here. Friday’s live stream begins promptly at 10:15 a.m. and will be available on CarolinaHurricanes.com or through our official mobile app. I will be one of Amber’s guests, so you’ve been properly warned.

Friday evening’s schedule again features a team practice at 5:30 p.m. It’s open to the public, parking and admission are free and concessions will be available for purchase.

Summerfest and Prospects Development Camp will be capped on Saturday with the Summerfest Celebration. Just announced today: TV play-by-play extraordinaire will host a State of the Canes discussion with head coach Bill Peters prior to the prospects taking the ice for a scrimmage (two, 15-minute periods with whistle stops) and a shootout. More information can be found here.



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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 49 14 32 3 92 174 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 42 16 14 -6 30
J. Faulk 47 9 19 -13 28
E. Lindholm 47 9 11 -11 20
J. Tlusty 40 12 7 -11 19
J. Skinner 42 10 9 -7 19
R. Nash 47 7 12 -4 19
N. Gerbe 43 5 13 -3 18
V. Rask 47 6 9 -10 15
A. Sekera 45 1 14 -6 15
C. Terry 34 6 3 -3 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 6 8 2 .918 2.30
C. Ward 11 17 3 .911 2.45