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HURRICANES RETURN SEVEN TO JUNIOR CLUBS

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has returned seven players from its training camp to their respective junior clubs. Francis also announced that forwards Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen, who played with Team Finland in the World Cup of Hockey, will begin skating with the Hurricanes on Monday.

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Updated Training Camp Roster

HURRICANES ANNOUNCE TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the schedule for the team’s 2016 training camp, to be held in Raleigh. The team will begin on-ice workouts on Friday, Sept. 23, at 8:30 a.m. All training camp practices are open to the media. Training camp practices are also open to the general public, with the exceptions of Oct. 1, Oct. 2 and Oct. 8. The Oct. 9, practice also will be closed to the public as it is an exclusive practice for Hurricanes Season Ticket Members.

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HURRICANES, LEIGHTON AGREE TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Michael Leighton on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Leighton $700,000 on the NHL level, or $250,000 on the American Hockey League (AHL) level for the 2016-17 season.

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‘CANES EXTEND FRANCIS THROUGH 2018-19

RALEIGH, NC – Peter Karmanos Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Owner and Governor for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed Executive Vice President and General Manager Ron Francis to a contract extension through the 2018-19 season.  Francis will be available to discuss the extension today at 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor conference room at PNC Arena.

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Media Advisory: HURRICANES MEDIA DAY TO BE HELD SEPT. 9

RALEIGH, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes will hold their 2016 Media Day on Friday, Sept. 9, beginning at noon. The event will include lunch, interviews with select players and the Jim Connors Media Cup ball hockey game. The event will be held at PNC Arena. Media planning attend Media Day and/or play in the ball hockey game are asked to RSVP via their 2016-17 Hurricanes season credential application, available by clicking here, or at http://CanesPR.com on the right side under the PAGES header.

From noon until 1 p.m., Hurricanes players and team personnel will be available for on- and off-camera interviews in the Media Room and Interview Lounge. During this time, lunch will be served to all media in attendance.

The opening faceoff of the Jim Connors Media Cup ball hockey game will take place at approximately 1:15 p.m. Media wishing to play in the ball hockey game need to indicate so on their 2016-17 season credential application available at http://CanesPR.com. Media not playing in the ball hockey game are welcome to stay and enjoy the end-to-end action on the floor on PNC Arena.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

  • 12 – 1 p.m.: Lunch and interviews (Media Room and Interview Lounge)
  • 1:15 p.m.: Jim Connors Media Cup ball hockey game

For more information about Hurricanes Media Day, please contact Mike Sundheim or Kyle Hanlin.

‘CANES ANNOUNCE PROSPECT TOURNAMENT ROSTER

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.

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‘CANES SIGN BILL PETERS TO CONTRACT EXTENSION

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed head coach Bill Peters to a contract extension through the 2018-19 season. Francis and Peters will be available to the media today at noon in the media room at PNC Arena. Lunch will be served.

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