Corvo Returns, Prospect Camp, and More

BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Joe Corvo #77 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates against the Buffalo Sabres during their NHL game on November 28, 2009 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. The Sabres defeated the Hurricanes 5-1. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

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The Carolina Hurricanes have made very few moves in July, only signing three players to contracts with the biggest being the return of Joe Corvo.  With the team going young for next season the most interesting event happening in July was the prospects camp which included first round pick Jeff Skinner.

First off in a surprise move the Hurricanes brought back defenseman Joe Corvo for another two years at a cheaper rate for a total of 4.5 million.  “Joe has been a really good player for us over the last three seasons, and we feel that this solidifies our defense,” said Rutherford. “We appreciate him working with us to get this deal done. He said that he really wanted to stay in Carolina and this commitment confirms that.”  Corvo returns to Carolina after a trade line deal that saw Carolina recieve Brian Pothier, Oskar Osala, and a 2nd round pick in 2011.  With Joe’s return it gives the Hurricanes another veteran defenseman to help mold the young roster next season in to what everyone hopes will be a winner down the road.

The big event this week, prospect camp, gave us a look at the newest Hurricanes including Jeff Skinner and Jared Staal. Skinner impressed with a great shot and physical play even at his size. Jared Staal is much bigger and filled with potential. Staal and Riley Nash come in with prospect camp experience and it showed as they were the two that really stood out during the four day camp. During the camp the prospects learned proper nutrition and the way to a healthy lifestyle to further their careers. If the Hurricanes manage these players right, the future could be bright in Carolina.

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