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Canes Announce Training Camp Roster and Schedule

by Terrell Williams / Carolina Hurricanes
RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the schedule and roster for the team’s 2008 training camp. A total of 59 players are slated to attend this year’s training camp, which will be based in Raleigh.

The Hurricanes will open training camp with player physicals on Sept. 19, and then hit the ice for their first official practices at the RBC Center on Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at 8 a.m. The following day, Sunday, Sept. 21, the team will host its annual Caniac Carnival at the RBC Center, the season kick-off event which includes rides, interactive games, a designated sports zone, a TNT Freestyle Motocross show, live music and an autograph session with select Hurricanes players and is capped by the Hurricanes’ Red/White scrimmage. The Caniac Carnival will also mark the first opportunity for fans to purchase the Hurricanes new alternate jersey, which will be revealed at a news conference on Sept. 10.

The Hurricanes open their six-game exhibition schedule on Wednesday, Sept. 24, when they host the Washington Capitals at the RBC Center at 7 p.m. Training camp concludes with a team practice on Thursday, Oct. 9 at the RBC Center, and Carolina opens their 2008-09 season on Oct. 10, when the Hurricanes host the Florida Panthers at the RBC Center at 7 p.m.

All training camp practices are open to the general public.

2008 Training Camp Roster
Number Name 2007-08 Team
30 Cam Ward Carolina (NHL)
40 David Leggio Clarkson (ECAC) - Free Agent Tryout
49 Michael Leighton Carolina (NHL), Albany (AHL)
50 Daniel Manzato Albany (AHL), Las Vegas (ECHL), Charlotte (ECHL)
60 Justin Peters Albany (AHL), Florida (ECHL)
70 Mike Murphy Belleville (OHL)
Number Name 2007-08 Team
4 Dennis Seidenberg Carolina (NHL)
5 Frantisek Kaberle Carolina (NHL)
6 Tim Gleason Carolina (NHL)
7 Niclas Wallin Carolina (NHL)
22 Josef Melichar Linkoping (Sweden), C. Budejovice (Czech)
25 Joni Pitkanen Edmonton (NHL)
27 Brett Carson Albany (AHL)
29 Bryan Rodney Albany (AHL), Columbia (ECHL), Elmira (ECHL)
33 Anton Babchuk Avangard Omsk (Russia)
38 Tim Conboy Carolina (NHL), Albany (AHL)
43 Noah Babin Albany (AHL)
46 Mark Flood Albany (AHL)
47 Michal Jordan Windsor (OHL), Plymout (OHL)
48 Ryan McGinnis Oshawa (OHL)  - Free Agent Tryout
53 Casey Borer Carolina (NHL), Albany (AHL)
71 Benn Olson Seattle (WHL) - Free Agent Tryout
73 Brett Bellemore Plymouth (OHL), Albany (AHL)
77 Joe Corvo Carolina (NHL), Ottawa (NHL)
Number Name 2007-08 Team
8 Matt Cullen Carolina (NHL)
11 Justin Williams Carolina (NHL)
12 Eric Staal Carolina (NHL)
13 Ray Whitney Carolina (NHL)
14 Sergei Samsonov Carolina (NHL)
15 Tuomo Ruutu Carolina (NHL)
16 Brandon Sutter Albany (AHL), Red Deer (WHL)
17 Rod Brind'Amour Carolina (NHL)
18 Ryan Bayda Carolina (NHL), Albany (AHL)
20 Dan LaCouture Lugano (Swiss)
23 Zach Boychuk Lethbridge (WHL)
24 Scott Walker Carolina (NHL)
28 Wade Brookbank Carolina (NHL), Albany (AHL)
31 Robert Slaney Cape Breton (QMJHL) - Signed by Albany
32 Trevor Gillies Albany (AHL)
34 Joe Jensen Carolina (NHL), Albany (AHL),
W-B/Scranton (AHL), Wheeling (ECHL)
35 Matt Murley Phoenix (NHL), San Antonio (AHL)
39 Patrick Dwyer Albany (AHL)
41 Harrison Reed Guelph (OHL), Sarnia (OHL)
44 Patrick Eaves Carolina (NHL), Ottawa (NHL)
51 Ryan Weston Boston University (HE), Albany (AHL) - Free Agent Tryout
52 Mike Angelidis Albany (AHL)
54 Stefan Chaput Albany (AHL), Lewiston (QMJHL)
56 Jakub Petruzalek Albany (AHL)
57 Drayson Bowman Spokane (WHL)
58 Chris Terry Albany (AHL), Plymouth (OHL)
59 Chad LaRose Carolina (NHL)
61 Samuel Morneau Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)
63 Dwight Helminen JYP Jyvaskyla (Finland)
64 Justin McCrae Spokane (WHL), Saskatoon (WHL)
65 Nick Dodge Clarkson (ECAC)
67 Jerome Samson Albany (AHL)
72 Nicolas Blanchard Albany (AHL)
74 Brett Theberge Peterborough (OHL) - Free Agent Tryout
92 Jeff O'Neill Did not play
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