For the week ending 11/06/99
3. Tommy Westlund, Wing – Carolina Hurricanes
For the week ending 10/30/99
The Carolina Hurricanes franchise had nine first round picks from 1990 to 1999. Here is a look at who was picked by the Whalers and Hurricanes and where they ended up.
Who is still with the organization. Read more»
While storm watchers are tracking Hurricane Irene’s march to Florida, you can use this chart to track where the Carolina Hurricanes prospects ended up for this season.
After a topsy turvy week in the Carolina Hurricanes-David Tanabe relationship, the nineteen year old defenseman signs a multiyear contract with the NHL team. This past week saw David Tanabe play in preseason games for the Hurricanes. David Tanabe refuse an offer from the Hurricanes. David Tanabe take off for Kootenay of the WHL. And, finally, David Tanabe sign with the Hurricanes.
Last week Tanabe impressed the Hurricanes in preseason so much, they had a spot on the final 23-man roster reserved for him. He was going to be their much sought after offensive defenseman. Two days before the September 30 deadline for returning junior eligible players to their teams, the Hurricanes summoned Tanabe’s agent, Lewis Gross, to Tidewater Virginia to negotiate. The first round draft pick turned down the Hurricanes offer and was prepared to head off to Kootenay. According to Gross, the $500,000 signing bonus was inadequate, particularly when compared to Barret Jackman’s $1million signing bonus with the St. Louis Blues. Tanabe was selected sixteenth in the 1999 NHL draft. Jackman was selected seventeenth.