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HURRICANES COMPLETE FIRST ROUND OF CUTS

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

RALEIGH, NC (September 21, 2000) – Jim Rutherford, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the National Hockey League Carolina Hurricanes, announced during the team’s pre-season game against the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night that the team has made its first round of cuts in preparation for the start of the 2000-01 season. A total of 13 players have been assigned to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the International Hockey League and junior hockey. After beginning training camp on September 7th with 43 players, the Hurricanes roster now stands at 30.

Eleven players were assigned to the Hurricanes’ top minor league affiliate, the Cincinnati Cyclones of the International Hockey League. These players included goaltender Marc Magliarditi; defensemen Jeremiah McCarthy, Harlan Pratt, Jon Rohloff, and Nikos Tselios; and forwards Reggie Berg, Erik Cole, Brian Felsner, Jeff Heerema, Greg Koehler and Brent McDonald. The Cyclones open their training camp on September 27.

Forwards Tomas Kurka and Brett Lysak will return to their respective junior hockey teams, the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League (WHL).

2000 CAROLINA HURRICANES TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

(As of September 21, 2000)

GOALTENDERS (3)

1IRBE, ArtursG5-8190LRiga, Latvia02/02/67

31MOSS, TylerG6-0185ROttawa, Ont.06/29/75

35PELLETIER, Jean-MarcG6-3200LAtlanta, GA03/04/78

SKATERS (27)

2WESLEY, Glen D6-1205LRed Deer, Alta.10/02/68

4HATCHER, KevinD6-3230RDetroit, MI09/09/66

5MALIK, Marek D6-5235LOstrava, Czech.06/24/75

7WALLIN, NiclasD6-3220LFors, Sweden02/20/75

8OZOLINSH, SandisD6-3205LRiga, Latvia08/03/72

10FRANCIS, Ron C6-3200LSault Ste. Marie, Ont.03/01/63

11DANIELS, JeffLW6-1200LOshawa, Ont.06/24/68

12MacDONALD, CraigC6-1190LAntigonish, N.S.04/07/77

13BATTAGLIA, BatesLW6-2205LChicago, Illinois12/13/75

14HALKO, SteveD6-1200REtobicoke, Ont.03/08/74

15RITCHIE, ByronC5-10190LBurnaby, B.C.04/24/77

16WESTLUND, TommyRW6-0202RFors, Sweden12/29/74

17BRIND’AMOUR, RodC6-1200LOttawa, Ont.08/09/70

18RUCINSKI, MikeD5-11190LTrenton, MI03/30/75

19DiMAIO, RobC5-10190RCalgary, Alta.02/19/68

20LANGDON, DarrenLW6-1205LDeer Lake, NF01/08/71

23GELINAS, MartinLW5-11195LShawinigan, Que.06/05/70

24KAPANEN, SamiRW5-10180LHelsinki, Finland06/14/73

25WILLIS, ShaneRW6-0185REdmonton, Alta.06/13/77

33KARPA, DaveD6-1205RRegina, Sask.05/07/71

34MacNEIL, IanC6-2190LHalifax, N.S.04/27/77

45TANABE, DavidD6-1195RMinneapolis, MN07/19/80

46ADAMS, Craig RW6-0200RCalgary, Alta.04/26/77

53KUZNIK, GregD6-0185LPrince George, BC06/12/78

62SVOBODA, JaroslavLW6-2190LCervenka, Czech.06/01/80

63VASICEK, JosefC6-4200LHavlickuv Brod, Czech.09/12/80

92O’NEILL, JeffC6-0195RKing City, Ont.02/23/76

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