February 21, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) is congratulated by teammates after his 3rd period goal against the Winnipeg Jets at the PNC center. The Jets defeated the Hurricanes 4-3. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes: Training Camp Preview

The Carolina Hurricanes started training camp today and is with most teams there are plenty of battles that will take place such as replacing Joni Pitkanen, filling the bottom six and Radek Dvorak attempting to make the team.


There will be two practices, consisting of two groups of players on most days. The first session starts at 9 a.m. and the second at noon. Every practice, except for tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 13), which is at Raleigh Center Ice.

Training camp is open to the public, so if you can make it to a practice, I recommend it. It’s interesting to watch the team practice and see some  of the young players with the NHLers.

Riley Nash earned a spot with the Canes at last year’s training camp. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday is the Caniac Carnival and will include a Red/White scrimmage. Once preseason games start next Thursday, the schedule becomes a little varied with traveling. Check this page for the complete schedule.


There are two groups of players practicing at training camp. Here are the rosters for both sides:

Team Eric/Group A

Forwards: Eric Staal, Jiri Tlusty, Alexander Semin, Patrick Dwyer, Riley Nash, Drayson Bowman, Zach Boychuk, Victor Rask, Nicolas

Defense: Justin Faulk, Andrej Sekera, Brett Bellemore, Michal Jordan, Matt Corrente, Danny Biega, Keegan Lowe and Austin Levi

Goalies: Anton Khudobin and Justin Peters

Team Jordan/Group B

Forwards: Jordan Staal, Jeff Skinner, Elias Lindholm, Tuomo Ruutu, Zac Dalpe, Nathan Gerbe, Aaron Palushaj, Radek Dvorak, Sergey Tolchinsky, Brett Sutter,  Brock McGinn, Kevin Westgarth and Brendan Woods.

Defense: Tim Gleason, Ryan Murphy, Mike Komisarek, Jay Harrison, Mark Flood, Rasmus Rissanen, Beau Schmitz and Trevor Carrick

Goalies: Cam Ward and Mike Murphy

Preseason Schedule

  • Wed, Sept. 18 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, 7 p.m.
  • Thu, Sept. 19 at Buffalo Sabres, 7 p.m.
  • Fri, Sept. 20 vs Montreal Canadiens, 7: 30 p.m.
  • Sat, Sept. 21 at Montreal Canadiens, 7 p.m.
  • Thu, Sept. 26 at Columbus Blue Jackets, 7 p.m.
  • Fri, Sept. 27 at Buffalo Sabres, 7 p.m.

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