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CHICAGO - With the 12th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, the Carolina Hurricanes selected Czech center Martin Necas.
Who is this 18-year-old, the newest member of the Hurricanes organization, you ask? Get to know Martin Necas with these quick facts.
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- He's a right shot and measures in at 6-foot-1 and 178 pounds.
- He has won championships with both HC Kometa Brno and HC Kometa Brno's U-18 squad.
- He captained the Czech Republic to its first gold medal at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial in 2016.
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- He models his two-way centerman game after Czech center David Krejci. He also likes Canes forward Jeff Skinner, who he said is "really good."
- His last name means "bad weather" in Czech.
- He wore No. 88 in Brno in the 2016-17 season. "That's probably my favorite number," he said.
- His favorite color is red.
- Prospects Development Camp will mark his first time in North Carolina.