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2015 NHL Draft: Live from Florida, Rounds 2-7

by Michael Smith / Carolina Hurricanes


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SUNRISE, Fla. – It's day two of the 2015 NHL Draft, and CarolinaHurricanes.com is back at BB&T Center to bring you full coverage. The Canes currently hold nine picks today, including a pair in the fourth, fifth and sixth round.

Below you will find all the latest news and information related to rounds two through seven in one handy location. Make this running blog a regular stop throughout the day, as we update it with news, videos, photos and plenty more.

As a refresher, here is all that happened on Friday night:Related Links:

Last updated: 6:00 p.m.



DAY 2 VIDEOS AND SO LONG FROM FLORIDA
6:00 p.m.

And with that, we're done. An eventful 2015 NHL Draft has drawn to a close. Below, you'll find oodles of written coverage and more from day two, one that saw the Canes make eight draft picks and two trades. If you missed any of the action from Friday, complete coverage is available above. Finally, here is a collection of videos for your enjoyment:
That does it for CarolinaHurricanes.com in South Florida. As always, we hope you enjoyed our coverage throughout the weekend. Until next year!



STORY: DRAFT DAY TRADES BRING NEW FACES TO CAROLINA
5:45 p.m.

With the amount of picks to be made and the rumor mill churning, the second day of the 2015 NHL Draft promised to be eventful. The Carolina Hurricanes ensured as much, making a pair of trades before midday.

The first move brought goaltender Eddie Lack to Carolina from Vancouver in exchange for two draft picks: a third-round pick this year and a seventh-round pick next year. The next move, a corresponding one in a sense, saw goaltender Anton Khudobin head to Anaheim for defenseman James Wisniewski.

In total, the Hurricanes augmented their blue line with a veteran presence and swapped goaltenders in the process.

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VIDEO: ONE-ON-ONE WITH BILL PETERS
4:45 p.m.

CanesVision caught up with Canes head coach Bill Peters following the 2015 NHL Draft. Here's what he had to say:




STORY: DAY TWO PICK BY PICK
3:45 p.m.

The Carolina Hurricanes made eight selections on day two of the 2015 NHL Draft. Here’s a quick snapshot of each with quotes from Canes Director of Amateur Scouting Tony MacDonald and the prospects themselves.

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STORY: CANES ADD VARIED COLLECTION ON DAY TWO
3:15 p.m.

The Carolina Hurricanes arrived at BB&T Center on the second day of the 2015 NHL Draft expecting a busy day; after all, they possessed nine picks over six rounds.

Though a trade reduced that number of picks to eight – the team still would make two picks in each of the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds – it remained an eventful morning and early afternoon for the Canes, who collected six forwards (three wingers and three centers), a defenseman and a goaltender to add to their haul.

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CANES SELECT LORENTZ
1:30 p.m.

The Hurricanes made their final pick of the day at No. 186: Steven Lorentz, a center from Peterborough of the OHL.

That will do it for the 2015 NHL Draft, but we have plenty more content coming your way in the near future. Keep checking back here throughout the afternoon as we wrap up the Canes' weekend in South Florida.




CANES SELECT MASSIE AND COTTON
1:00 p.m.

The Canes added a defenseman and a center in the sixth round of the 2015 NHL Draft, selecting Jake Massie and David Cotton.

As has been the case with all players selected, check out these handy graphics to get to know Massie and Cotton.

One more pick, a seventh rounder, to come!

Jake MassieDavid Cotton



CANES SELECT STEVENS AND SMALLMAN
12:30 p.m.

More picks! The Canes had another pair of selections in the fifth round, and they selected a pair of wingers. The first was Luke Stevens, the son of former NHLer Kevin, and the second was Spencer Smallman, perhaps not as small as his surname may suggest, as he measures in a 6 feet tall and 184 pounds.

Neither draft pick is present in South Florida, but here are handy graphics to get to know Stevens and Smallman.

The Canes have two more picks to make in the sixth round before closing the day out with a pick in the seventh round.

Luke StevensSpencer Smallman



CANES SELECT BOOTH AND ROY
12:15 p.m.

The Hurricanes got back to making draft picks in the fourth round, picking goaltender Callum Booth and center Nicolas Roy with the 93rd and 96th picks, respectively. They're both products of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.




CANES ACQUIRE WISNIEWSKI
12:00 p.m.

James WisniewskiAfter acquiring goaltender Eddie Lack from Vancouver, the Hurricanes had a glut of goaltenders on their roster. So, they dealt Anton Khudobin to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman James Wisniewski.

Wisniewski, 31, adds a veteran element to the Hurricanes’ blue line. He posted eight goals and 26 assists (34 points) in 69 games with Columbus and Anaheim in 2014-15, his 10th NHL season. He ranked tied for third among NHL defensemen in power-play goals (7).

More details on the team’s second trade of the day can be found here.

Stay tuned! Plenty more ahead as the day moves on.



CANES SELECT AHO
10:15 a.m.

Quick turnaround for the Canes, as they made a trade and then picked 35th overall. They used that pick on Finnish winger Sebastian Aho, who skated with Karpat of Finnish Liiga in 2014-15. Aho isn't present in South Florida, but we've still got some info for you. Check out the image below.

Sebastian Aho



CANES ACQUIRE LACK
10:00 a.m.

Eddie LackThe Carolina Hurricanes instantly shook things up to begin the second day of the 2015 NHL Draft, as they acquired goaltender Eddie Lack from Vancouver in exchange for today’s third-round pick and a seventh-round pick in 2016.

Lack, 27, posted an 18-13-4 record with a 2.45 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage in 2014-15, his second complete NHL season with Vancouver.

More details on this move can be found here.

More to come from the draft floor on what is shaping up to be a busy day!



GOOD MORNING
8:45 a.m.

And we're back!

Day two of the 2015 NHL Draft is in front of us, and the Canes are currently slated to make nine picks in rounds two through seven. It should be a busy day in South Florida, so keep it locked right here for plenty of content throughout the day. Above, you'll find pertinent links from last night, and below, we'll update our draft table after each selection is made.



PICK NOTES
ROUND 1
5, 1-5 Noah Hanifin, D, Boston College
ROUND 2
35, 2-5 Sebastian Aho, RW, Karpat (Finland)
ROUND 3
None: Traded 2015 third-round pick and 2016 seventh-round pick to Vancouver Canucks for Eddie Lack on June 27, 2015
ROUND 4
93, 4-2 Callum Booth, G, Quebec (QMJHL)
96, 4-5 Nicolas Roy, C, Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
ROUND 5
126, 5-5 Luke Stevens, LW, Noble Greenough (High Mass.)
138, 5-17 Spencer Smallman, RW, Saint John (QMJHL)
ROUND 6
156, 6-5 Jake Massie, D, Kimball Union (High Mass.)
169, 6-18 David Cotton, C, Cushing Academy (High Mass.)
ROUND 7
186, 7-5 Steven Lorentz, C, Peterborough (OHL)


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