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 Kyle Jenkins with the 187th Pick

With the 187th pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, the Carolina Hurricanes selected Kyle Jenkins, a defenseman out of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the Ontario Hockey League.

The Carolina Hurricanes finished out the 2014 NHL Draft with the pick of solid, two-way defenseman Kyle Jenkins out of Sault Ste. Maire in the OHL.

Kyle Jenkins is a smooth skating, two-way defenseman with very good puck moving abilities. Scouts say he still seems a bit lazy and not thorough with the puck at times, but that is something that can be ironed out in the coming years.

In his first full season in the OHL in 2013-2014, Kyle Jenkins tallied 25 points in 63 regular season games played with the Greyhounds. He was paired with Tyler Ganly, Carolina Hurricanes 6th round pick in 2013, for  much of the season.

Kyle Jenkins is very dangerous on the power play, and with his superb ability to dish out the puck and make good breakout passes, he can be very good at even strength too.

At 6’1″, 175 lbs, Kyle Jenkins still has a lot of work to do in order to get stronger, but if he can do that, he can turn into a very nice prospect, especially for a seventh round selection.

This seems to be a very nice pick for the Carolina Hurricanes with their last pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.

 

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