– Jason Karmanos, Vice President and Assistant General Manager for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the Hurricanes will participate in the 2010 NHL Prospects Tournament from Sept. 11-15, in Traverse City, MI. This marks Carolina’s second appearance at the annual tournament, hosted by the Detroit Red Wings. The Hurricanes’ squad won the tournament in 2009.
Jeff Daniels, head coach and general manager of Carolina’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, along with Charlotte assistant coach Geordie Kinnear, will coach the Hurricanes’ team in the tournament. Teams will be comprised of drafted players and signees from each NHL club, as well as amateur tryout invitees. A limited number of players with prior minor-league experience, but in no case more than one full season, are eligible to compete. Top Hurricanes prospects Zac Dalpe, Michal Jordan, Matt Kennedy, Mike Murphy, Riley Nash, Rasmus Rissanen, Jeff Skinner and Jared Staal highlight Carolina’s squad. A complete roster for Carolina’s team at the 2010 NHL Prospects Tournament can be found here.
The Hurricanes will open tournament play on Saturday, Sept. 11, against the Minnesota Wild at 3 p.m. Carolina then will take on the New York Rangers on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 5:30 p.m., before finishing round-robin play against Columbus on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 6:30 p.m. Once the eight teams have finished round-robin play in two groups, each team will play a final game on Wednesday, Sept. 15, to determine final tournament ranking, with the championship game taking place at 6 p.m. All games will take place at Centre Ice Arena, the training camp home of the Red Wings.
Please visit http://www.centreice.org/ProspectTournament.htm for more information on the 2010 NHL Prospects Tournament.