The Hurricanes’ top prospect this season goes by the name of Jeff Heerema. Heerema is a right winger who plays for the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario League. Heerema was drafted by the Hurricanes 11th overall in the 1998 NHL entry draft. He’s an outstanding skater who has a great shot an ability to put the puck in the net. His only real problem is strength, although that will come in time. The thing that the Hurricans like most about him is that he’s committed. He’ll pay the price to put the puck in the net. “He’s a guy who could develop into the best pure goal-scorer in our system,” said assistant GM Jason Karmanos. But Heerema is still a couple of seasons away from making a splash in Carolina, but the Hurricanes think he can become a big contributor when he arrives.
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