RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the team's roster for the 2019 NHL Prospects Showcase, which takes place from Sept. 7-10 at Ford Ice Center Antioch in Nashville.
The Hurricanes' roster for the event features eight players drafted by the team - Ryan Suzuki (2019, first round), Jamieson Rees (2019, second round), Eetu Luostarinen (2017, second round), Janne Kuokkanen (2016, second round), Luke Henman (2018, fourth round), Jeremy Helvig (2016, fifth round), Blake Murray (2019, sixth round) and Jesper Sellgren (2018, sixth round). Free-agent acquisitions Chase Priskie (Quinnipiac) and Jacob Pritchard (UMass) will also skate for Carolina in the four-team event.
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This marks the first year the Hurricanes have participated in the NHL Prospects Showcase, which rotates hosting duties amongst its participants. Carolina plays its first game of the showcase against the Washington Capitals on Sept. 7 at 2 pm ET, before taking on the Tampa Bay Lightning's prospects on Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. ET. The team will complete the event with a 2 p.m. ET showdown against the host Predators.
The Hurricanes 2019 Training Camp will open on Thursday, Sept. 12 with physicals and team meetings. The team's first day on the ice will be Friday, Sept. 13, at PNC Arena.