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PELLETIER ASSIGNED TO CINCINNATI

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

RALEIGH, NC (September 27, 2000) – Jim Rutherford, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the National Hockey League Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the team has assigned goaltender Jean-Marc Pelletier to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the International Hockey League (IHL). After beginning training camp on September 7th with 43 players, the Hurricanes roster now stands at 23, which is the maximum number of players the team is allowed to carry when the season opens.

Pelletier played in one preseason game for Carolina, stopping 23 of 26 shots against the Florida Panthers at the National Car Rental Center on September 20. The 22-year-old played in 22 games in Cincinnati last season after being acquired along with Rod Brind’Amour and a second-round draft pick from Philadelphia on January 23 in exchange of Keith Primeau and a fourth-round pick. Pelletier posted a goals against average of 2.44 and two shutouts for the Cyclones.

The Hurricanes make their Entertainment and Sports Arena preseason debut tonight, when the Washington Capitals visit Raleigh for a 7:00 p.m. face-off. The game is the first-ever preseason exhibition at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. The Hurricanes take on the Atlanta Thrashers at the Entertainment and Sports Arena on Saturday, September 30, at 7:00 p.m.

2000 CAROLINA HURRICANES TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

(As of September 27, 2000)

GOALTENDERS (2)

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

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

SKATERS (21)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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