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Draft Profile: Filip Zadina

Zadina, Necas shared chemistry at World Juniors

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Visit www.Hurricanes.com/Draft for the latest news, videos and pick-by-pick information in the 2018 NHL Draft.


Filip Zadina is a natural goal scorer.

His numbers say as much.

Zadina, a 6-foot, 197-pound winger born in the Czech Republic, scored 44 goals and totaled 82 points in 57 games with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in the 2017-18 season.

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Canes Sign Fora to Entry-Level Contract

Defenseman helped Switzerland capture silver at 2018 World Championship

by Terrell Williams @NHLCanes / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed defenseman Michael Fora to a two-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Fora $650,000 on the NHL level in 2018-19 and $700,000 in the NHL in 2019-20. His American Hockey League (AHL) salary for both years is $70,000 and he receives a signing bonus of $100,000.

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Draft Profile: Brady Tkachuk

Tkachuk will follow father, brother to NHL

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Visit www.Hurricanes.com/Draft for the latest news, videos and pick-by-pick information in the 2018 NHL Draft.


While Andrei Svechnikov and Filip Zadina attract attention because of their pure, goal-scoring abilities, Brady Tkachuk makes his case to be a top draft pick with a slightly different skill set.

That skill set is one of high talent, hard work, grit and determination, and the NHL's Central Scouting Service ranks him second among North American skaters.

"He brings a physical dimension to the table. He's got that quality that every team is looking for and covets. You'd like to have that kind of player in your lineup," said Tony MacDonald, the Canes' head of amateur scouting. "He makes things happen through effort, grit and determination."

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Draft Profile: Andrei Svechnikov

Russian winger is top-ranked North American skater

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Visit www.Hurricanes.com/Draft for the latest news, videos and pick-by-pick information in the 2018 NHL Draft.


Andrei Svechnikov is the NHL Central Scouting Service's top-ranked North American skater, and he's widely projected to be the No. 2 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.

It's easy to see why.

The 6-foot-2, 192-pound Russian winger is an offensive force. Svechnikov scored 40 goals in 44 games for the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League and earned OHL Rookie of the Year and CHL Top Prospect of the Year honors after totaling 72 points in the 2017-18 season.

"He's a complete player," Director of Amateur Scouting Tony MacDonald said. "He can play the power game. He can play the finesse game. He's big and strong and has skill."

"I look forward to being drafted," Svechnikov said in an early June interview in Raleigh. "It's pretty exciting. The next step is to prepare for the next season, and I'll give it my best shot."

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How the Canes Won the No. 2 Pick

Inside look at outside shot Canes had to win draft lottery

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Visit www.Hurricanes.com/Draft for the latest news, videos and pick-by-pick information in the 2018 NHL Draft.


Of the 1,001 possible lottery draw combinations in the 2018 NHL Draft Lottery, the Carolina Hurricanes owned just 30 winning four-digit combos - a slim 3 percent chance at leapfrogging their way to a top three pick in this year's draft.

From there, we know what happened: the Hurricanes defied the odds to win the second overall pick, the first time they have moved up in the draft order in 18 tries since the lottery was instituted in 1995.

But how did it happen?

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Hurricanes Announce 2018 Exhibition Schedule

Sept. 30 game at PNC Arena will be free as part of Caniac Carnival

by Terrell Williams @NHLCanes / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - The National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes today announced the team's 2018 exhibition schedule. Carolina will play six exhibition games prior to opening the 2018-19 regular season, including three games at PNC Arena. Ticket onsale information will be announced in the near future.

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Canes Name Jeff Daniels as Assistant Coach

Served as assistant coach for 2006 Stanley Cup championship team

by Terrell Williams @NHLCanes / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has hired Jeff Daniels to serve as the team's assistant coach, completing the staff under Head Coach Rod Brind'Amour.

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Draft Preview: Second Pick a Game-Changer for Canes

Hurricanes figure to land impact forward with No. 2 pick

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Visit www.Hurricanes.com/Draft for the latest news, videos and pick-by-pick information in the 2018 NHL Draft.


When the 2017-18 regular season ended in early April, the Carolina Hurricanes were preparing to make a draft selection outside of the top 10 for the third year in a row.

Then, everything changed.

In the NHL Draft Lottery, the Hurricanes defied the odds to win the second overall pick, marking the first time in 18 lotteries that the Canes have moved up in the draft order.

"You can't do much better than two," said Director of Amateur Scouting Tony MacDonald. "One would've been great, but I think two puts us in a great spot. We're very excited about it."

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Canes Sign Andrew Poturalski to One-Year Deal

Forward ranked tied for third in the AHL in game-winning goals in 2017-18

by Miles Terry @CanesPR / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed forward Andrew Poturalski to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Poturalski $700,000 on the NHL level or $70,000 on the American Hockey League (AHL) level during the 2018-19 season.

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Tweetmail No. 191: Changes, Captain & Third Jersey

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Hello and welcome to Tweetmail, presented by our friends at Tijuana Flats

Tweetmail is a weekly feature on CarolinaHurricanes.com in which I take your Twitter questions about the Carolina Hurricanes or other assorted topics and answer them in mailbag form. Hopefully the final product is insightful to some degree, and maybe we have some fun along the way.

Let's get to it.

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