New Carolina Hurricanes goalie Scott Darling was the first player to make it from the lowest level of professional hockey to the NHL, and he did it by making the most of every opportunity along the way since he quit drinking in 2011.
The Carolina Hurricanes have seven players competing in the 2017 IIHF World Championship. While proud to represent their countries, they’d also like the opportunity to play in an Olympics. The NHL will ban its players from competing in the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Peter Karmanos moved the Hartford Whalers to North Carolina and renamed them the Carolina Hurricanes 20 years ago. The Canes won the 2006 Stanley Cup, the state’s first major-league championship, and there have been other firsts.
Tyler Weiss is 17 and hopes to one day be in the NHL. The forward is considered one of the top hockey prospects from the Raleigh area along with forwards Skyler Brind’Amour – son of former Hurricanes star Rod Brind’Amour – and Josh Wilkins.
Carolina Hurricanes forward Derek Ryan has been named one of three finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, recognizing the NHL player who best exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
Defenseman Haydn Fleury, the Carolina Hurricanes’ first-round draft pick in 2014, is playing for the Charlotte Checkers in the AHL, steadily showing improvement in his first pro season and now getting Calder Cup playoff experience.
Andrej Nestrasil played 19 games for the Carolina Hurricanes this season and 39 for the Charlotte Checkers, helping them reach the AHL playoffs. It has been a challenging year for the Czech forward, who wants to prove he can play in the NHL.
Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis and coach Bill Peters addressed the media on April 12, 2017, again assessing what kept the Canes out of the Stanley Cup playoffs for an eighth straight season and what changes needed to be made.
Carolina Hurricanes center Victor Rask, after being given a six-year, $24 million contract in the offseason, had a strong start to the 2016-17 season before his offensive production fizzled. He’s not sure why.
Greg Williams, who was also later arrested, reads a letter protesting conditions at the Durham County Jail during a Durham County Commissioners meeting while a deputy tries to pull another protester out of a seat at the meeting.
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