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2020-21 Hurricanes Prospects and Wolves Thread

andyt

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Anttoni Honka’s brother Julius finally signed with Dallas. Maybe little brother will come over next year?
 

andyt

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Noel Gunler has been loaned to Bryna, also in the SHL. He wasn’t getting much playing time at Lulea.

Max Zimmer is back in the organization...sort of. He signed with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits.
 

jeffbear

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Noel Gunler has been loaned to Bryna, also in the SHL. He wasn’t getting much playing time at Lulea.

Max Zimmer is back in the organization...sort of. He signed with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits.
Apparently, Gunler requested the move ... which some are painting as more evidence of his "troublesome character." Frankly, the kid wants to have a shot at the WJC team and needs playing time to do that, so ... whatever.
 

andyt

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Didn't think Goaltenders were allowed to be captains...?

Goalies can’t be captains in either college or the NHL. NHL rule 6.1 prohibits goalies from being named captain or alternate. NCAA rule 6 says the same. However, the Canucks designated Roberto Luongo as a captain in 2008. He couldn’t perform the duties of the captain, and couldn’t wear the letter on the ice but it was symbolic of his stature within the team. Minnesota named 4 players as captains/alternates, so it’s probably the same for LaFontaine too.

edit: just to clarify, LaFontaine was named an alternate, they named a captain and 3 alternates. Same rules apply, he can’t assume the duties of the captain under rule 6.

 
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cmaleski2

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Note that the Euro pro leagues were on International break so there were very few of our prospects who played last week. Alexander Pashin, who is ripping up Russian Juniors, was pretty much the only player who played a game last week. You will see his already ridiculous stats have been updated with additional ridiculous stats. The international break ends this week with most Euro leagues back in action.

Last week the Karjala Cup was played in Finland (Russia, Czech Rep., Finland and Sweden were the participants). As far as I can tell, out of our prospects, only Jesper Sellgren was a participant (Russia won). Sellgren had no points in 3 games. Players such as Alexsi Saarela and Andrej Nestrasil were playing in that tournament (Saarela has 8 goals in 11 Lliga games this season by the way....).


Canes draft picks and prospects through 11/08/2020:
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Seth Jarvis C (1st round 2020 WHL Portland):

Noel Gunler RW (2nd round 2020 SweHL Lulea/Brynas): As noted, was loaned by Lulea to Brynas last week

With SweHL Lulea: 10 Games 2 Goals 1 Assist -3 ***
With SweHL Brynas: Has not played yet

Vasiliy Ponomarev C (2nd round 2020 QMJHL Shawinigan): 4 Games 2 Goals 1 Assist -2 *** Shawinigan (along with all teams in the Quebec East and West divisions) is shut down due to Covid

Alexander Nikishin
LHD (3rd round 2020 KHL Moscow): 9 Games 1 Goal 0 Assists +2

Zion Nybeck LW (4th round 2020 SweHL HV71 Swe J20 HV71):

With SweJ20 HV71 4 Games 5 Goals 3 Assists +3
With SweHL HV71 12 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists +2 *** Currently With SweHL HV71

Lucas Mercuri
C (6th round 2020 USHL Des Moines):

Alexander Pashin RW (7th round 2020 KHL Ufa/ MHL Ufa (Juniors)/VHL Neftekamsk):

With KHL Ufa: 3 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists Even
With MHL Ufa: 13 Games 10 Goals 13 Assists +19 *** Currently with MHL Ufa (Russian Juniors) (and maybe shouldn't be given his dominance)
With VHL Neftekamsk: 2 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists Even

Ronan Seeley LHD (7th round 2020 WHL Everett):

Ryan Suzuki C (1st round 2019 OHL Saginaw):

Jamieson Rees C (2nd round 2019 OHL Sarnia):

Patrik Puistola F (3rd round 2019 Liiga JyP HT): 11 Games 2 Goals 1 assist +2

Anttoni Honka RHD (3rd round 2019 Liiga JyP HT): 11 Games 1 Goal 3 Assists -3

Domenick Fensore LHD (3rd round 2019 Hockey East Boston U. So.):

Cade Webber LHD (4th round 2019 Hockey East Boston U. Fr):

Tuukka Tieksola RW (4th round 2019 Jr. A SM Liiga Karpat U20): 3 Games 2 Goals 1 Assist +2

Kirill Slepets W (5th round 2019 VHL Buran): 9 Games 2 Goals 1 Assist +1

Kevin Wall RW (6th round 2019 Big 10 Penn St. So.):

Blake Murray C (7th round 2019 OHL Sudbury):

Massimo Rizzo C (7th round BCHL Chilliwack):

Jack Drury C (2nd round 2018 SweHL Vaxjo): 12 Games 0 Goals 7 Assists -3

Luke Henman C (4th round 2018 QMJHL Blainville-Boisbriand): 2 Games 0 Goals 4 Assists -4 *** Part of QMJHL Covid shutdown

Lenni Killinen
RW (4th round 2018 Liiga Assat):

Jesper Sellgren LHD (6th round 2018 SweHL Frolunda): 13 Games 1 Goal 7 Assists +5

Dominik Bokk LW (Acquired via Trade SweHL Djurgardens) : 2 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists Even

Ville Rasanen LHD (7th round 2017 Mestis JoKP): 9 Games 0 Goals 2 Assists +1

Pyotr Kochetkov G (2nd round 2019 KHL Vityaz): 0-3-0 2.69 GAA .909 Sv%

Jacob Kucharski G (7th round 2018 AHA American International College So.):

Eetu Makiniemi G (4th round Liiga Ilves): 1-2-0 3.43 GAA .880 Sv%

Jack LaFontaine G (3rd round 2016 Big 10 Minnesota Sr.):
 

andyt

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There is an article on The Athletic about Ryan Suzuki and his eye injury. I don’t know if we knew how serious it was, he has a permanent blind spot in the center of his right eye. But he said his peripheral vision is more important and that’s not affected. He finished the season in Saginaw, the team he was injured against, and had 13 goals, 22 assists in 23 games. The Saginaw coach uses a similar style to RBA and uses Hurricanes game tape in their film sessions.

 
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andyt

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Jack Drury got out at the right time. The Ivy League cancelled all winter sports.
 

cmaleski2

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Canes draft picks and prospects through 11/15/2020:
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Seth Jarvis C (1st round 2020 WHL Portland):

Noel Gunler RW (2nd round 2020 SweHL Lulea/Brynas):

With SweHL Lulea: 10 Games 2 Goals 1 Assist -3
With SweHL Brynas: 2 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists -2

Vasiliy Ponomarev C (2nd round 2020 QMJHL Shawinigan): 4 Games 2 Goals 1 Assist -2 *** Shawinigan (along with all teams in the Quebec East and West divisions) is shut down due to Covid

Alexander Nikishin
LHD (3rd round 2020 KHL Moscow): 11 Games 1 Goal 0 Assists -1

Zion Nybeck LW (4th round 2020 SweHL HV71 Swe J20 HV71):

With SweJ20 HV71 4 Games 5 Goals 3 Assists +3
With SweHL HV71 12 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists +2 *** Currently With SweHL HV71

Lucas Mercuri
C (6th round 2020 USHL Des Moines):

Alexander Pashin RW (7th round 2020 KHL Ufa/ MHL Ufa (Juniors)/VHL Neftekamsk):

With KHL Ufa: 3 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists Even
With MHL Ufa: 13 Games 10 Goals 13 Assists +19 *** Currently with MHL Ufa (Russian Juniors) (and maybe shouldn't be given his dominance)
With VHL Neftekamsk: 2 Games 0 Goals 0 Assists Even

Ronan Seeley LHD (7th round 2020 WHL Everett):

Ryan Suzuki C (1st round 2019 OHL Saginaw):

Jamieson Rees C (2nd round 2019 OHL Sarnia):

Patrik Puistola F (3rd round 2019 Liiga JyP HT): 13 Games 2 Goals 2 assist +3

Anttoni Honka RHD (3rd round 2019 Liiga JyP HT): 13 Games 1 Goal 4 Assists -3

Domenick Fensore LHD (3rd round 2019 Hockey East Boston U. So.):

Cade Webber LHD (4th round 2019 Hockey East Boston U. Fr):

Tuukka Tieksola RW (4th round 2019 Jr. A SM Liiga Karpat U20): 5 Games 2 Goals 4 Assists -1

Kirill Slepets W (5th round 2019 VHL Buran): 9 Games 2 Goals 1 Assist +1

Kevin Wall RW (6th round 2019 Big 10 Penn St. So.):

Blake Murray C (7th round 2019 OHL Sudbury):

Massimo Rizzo C (7th round BCHL Chilliwack):

Jack Drury C (2nd round 2018 SweHL Vaxjo): 15 Games 1 Goal 8 Assists -3

Luke Henman C (4th round 2018 QMJHL Blainville-Boisbriand): 2 Games 0 Goals 4 Assists -4 *** Part of QMJHL Covid shutdown

Lenni Killinen
RW (4th round 2018 Liiga Assat): Has not played yet

Jesper Sellgren LHD (6th round 2018 SweHL Frolunda): 16 Games 1 Goal 8 Assists +5

Dominik Bokk LW (Acquired via Trade SweHL Djurgardens) : 5 Games 1 Goal 0 Assists -1

Ville Rasanen LHD (7th round 2017 Mestis JoKP): 9 Games 0 Goals 2 Assists +1

Pyotr Kochetkov G (2nd round 2019 KHL Vityaz): 0-3-0 2.69 GAA .909 Sv%

Jacob Kucharski G (7th round 2018 AHA American International College So.):

Eetu Makiniemi G (4th round Liiga Ilves): 1-2-0 3.43 GAA .880 Sv%

Jack LaFontaine G (3rd round 2016 Big 10 Minnesota Sr.):
 

andyt

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Lucas Mercuri signed his National letter of Intent to play at UMass-Amherst. He had announced he was committing there in June. UMass made their first ever Frozen Four appearance in 2019, losing the final to Minnesota-Duluth. Their only other NCAA Tournament appearance was in 2007, with Jonathan Quick in goal. They’ve not had much of a program until recently, every coach between the first program coach, who left in 1922, and the current coach has had a losing record. For the longest time Quick was the only notable alumnus, but Conor Sheary and Cale Makar have come out of there more recently.
 
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andyt

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We have live hockey tonight, if you get the Big Ten Network. Kevin Wall and Penn State visit Minnesota and Jack LaFontaine at 8:30.
 

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Looks like the Q starts up again tomorrow. Shawinigan and Blainville-Boisbriand are on the schedule.

Speaking of upcoming hockey...it sure would be nice if the World Junior tournament continues on a path to being a go! By the time Christmas comes, most of us will be jones'ing for some good hockey to watch and many of us will be off Christmas week to be able to enjoy it. But in this current environment never expect anything to go on as scheduled...or planned!
 

andyt

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The Greenville Swamp Rabbits are retaining their affiliation with the Charlotte Checkers rather than staying with the Canes. There are only 26 teams in the ECHL and their site doesn’t show the Canes with an affiliate. The Norfolk Admirals don’t have an affiliation, but as members of the Northern Division, they’re not playing in the 2020-21 season

 

jeffbear

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The Greenville Swamp Rabbits are retaining their affiliation with the Charlotte Checkers rather than staying with the Canes. There are only 26 teams in the ECHL and their site doesn’t show the Canes with an affiliate. The Norfolk Admirals don’t have an affiliation, but as members of the Northern Division, they’re not playing in the 2020-21 season

IIRC the most contracted players the Canes had parked in Greenville at any one time last year was two ... and it was just one for the vast majority of the season. Shrug. Carolina seems to be leaning towards leaving their European prospects at home until they're AHL-ready, which is a way to go.
 

cmaleski2

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Not a big deal. With so many of our prospects in Europe or college its not like our AHL affiliate is overstocked with prospects and we need to find homes for the overflow. There are other places to loan lesser prospects to if we ever had the need.
 

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