Photo: Jaccob Slavin has established himself as an important piece of Carolina’s future during his rookie season. (Courtesy of Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)
2011 Calder Trophy winner Jeff Skinner may be the most accomplished rookie in Carolina Hurricanes history, the progress made by several prospects this year—including some at the NHL level—makes this current crop of prospects intriguing and promising. Read more»
Photo: Aaron Dell’s .923 save percentage is tied for fifth among all AHL goaltenders. (Courtesy of Don Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)
We are in the final weeks of hockey for many leagues around the world, and many NHL and AHL teams are in the middle of the playoff hunt. This is the time for prospects to raise their game to the next level, with so much to play for. Read more»
Photo: Tyler Ganly has split the season between the AHL and the ECHL–with success in both. (Courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)
Head coach Mark Morris’ first year with the Carolina Hurricanes AHL affiliate likely doesn’t look as he expected when he took the job last July. When the season opened, the Checkers had defenseman Brett Pesce and Jaccob Slavin—both first-year pros, but highly regarded prospects—penciled into the blueline, with the possibility that 2015 fifth overall pick Noah Hanifin could need some seasoning in Charlotte. Read more»
Photo: Texas Stars defenseman Esa Lindell received his first NHL call-up to the parent Dallas Stars and played in his first NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings (courtesy of John Rivera/Icon Sportswire)
Back in October, the Charlotte Checkers were homeless.
With renovations ongoing at Bojangles Coliseum, the Checkers didn’t play a home game until mid-November.
“I think we really bonded during that time,” Checkers defenseman Trevor Carrick said. “When you spend that much time playing away from home, it really builds a team.” Read more»
Photo: Charlotte Checkers defenseman and Carolina Hurricanes prospect Trevor Carrick is currently eighth in scoring among AHL defensemen with 23 points in 35 games (courtesy of Kevin Sousa/Icon Sportswire)
Hectic, overwhelming, exciting, honored.
Those were the words Trevor Carrick used a handful of times when he was trying to explain what life has been like for the Carolina Hurricanes‘ defensive prospect over the past month. Read more»