RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the team’s roster for the 2016 NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, MI. The tournament is hosted annually by the Detroit Red Wings and will take place Sept. 16-20.
The Hurricanes’ squad for the 2016 tournament includes 16 players drafted by Carolina, including first-round draft picks Haydn Fleury (2014 – 7th overall), Jake Bean (2016 – 13th overall) and Julien Gauthier (2016 – 21st overall) and second round picks Alex Nedeljkovic (2014 – 37th overall) and Janne Kuokkanen (2016 – 43rd overall). Several Hurricanes prospects acquired via trade from other teams will also wear Hurricanes red at the tournament, including Los Angeles Kings second-round picks Roland McKeown and Valentin Zykov and New York Rangers third-round selection Aleksi Saarela. The full roster is available here.