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VANCOUVER - The Carolina Hurricanes came into the second day of the 2019 NHL Draft with nine picks.
Three trades and a handful of hours later, the Hurricanes left having acquired assets for the future and having made 11 picks on day two and a total of 12 for the weekend, tied for the second-most picks in a single draft in franchise history.
"It's been an interesting day," Hurricanes President and General Manager Don Waddell said. "We felt like we had a lot of guys on our list that we liked, so we wanted to add a few picks as we went along."
"You look at where we had our draft list and the names we came out with, it was some names we might not have expected to get there. They sort of fell to us," Hurricanes Director of Player Personnel Darren Yorke said. "We looked at getting better in terms of our speed and skill. It was a really exciting day."