The Carolina Hurricanes didn’t have many picks in the 2013 NHL Draft, but it was still a very eventful draft for the team.
The team was involved in many trade rumors, most of which surrounded the Carolina Hurricanes’ 5th pick. Players like Tyler Myers and Braydon Coburn were all rumored to be on their way to the Carolina Hurricanes, but neither of those players were moved on draft day.
The Carolina Hurricanes ended up acquiring defenseman Andrej Sekera from the Buffalo Sabres for Jamie McBain, the laughing stock and scapegoat of the 2013 season, and the Canes’ second round pick in the NHL Draft.
Andrej Sekera ended up being one of the best players on the Carolina Hurricanes in 2013-2014. Despite not making the playoffs, the Carolina Hurricanes got a lot out of Sekera as he turned into a great top-two defenseman.
The Carolina Hurricanes had four selections in the 2013 NHL Draft. Let’s see how those selections did in their first year in the Carolina Hurricanes’ system.