Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; A general view of the complete draft board after the completion of the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NHL Draft: Carolina Hurricanes Select Josh Wesley with the 96th Pick


With the 96th pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, the Carolina Hurricanes selected Josh Wesley, a defenseman from the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League.

Josh Wesley holds several ties with the Carolina Hurricanes. Of course, his father is Carolina Hurricanes legend Glen Wesley. Glen Wesley is the Director of Defensemen Development today with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Mike Vellucci, Carolina Hurricanes Assistant General Manager, was the head coach and general manager of the Plymouth Whalers prior to joining Ron Francis‘ staff on the Carolina Hurricanes.

Josh Wesley, born in Raleigh, NC, is the first player to be drafted in the 2014 NHL Draft that was developed in North Carolina. He played with the Jr. Hurricanes U16 AAA team in Midget prior to joining the U17 U.S. National Team and the USNTDP Juniors in the 2012-2013 season.

At 6’3″, 195 lbs, Josh Wesley certainly has a great physical frame to build on. The big, hulking defenseman is a stay at home guy that takes cares of his own end first.

Josh Wesley will return to the Plymouth Whalers for the 2014-2015 season. He and fellow teammate Alex Nedeljkovic were both drafted into the Carolina Hurricanes organization out of the Plymouth Whalers.

The Carolina Hurricanes have three picks remaining following the pick of Josh Wesley.

 

 

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