The Carolina Hurricanes Prospect Development Camp is set to begin on July 21 and run through July 26. With 25 skaters and 3 goalies set to attend camp this year, we are bound to see an entertaining show from Carolina’s top prospects.
Haydn Fleury, Carolina Hurricanes’ first round draft pick in June’s NHL Draft, will look to make a good first impression on the ice for the Carolina Hurricanes front office, coaching staff, and fan base.
After two seasons with Red Deer in the Western Hockey League, Haydn Fleury will be out to make the NHL team in a couple of months.
The odds are against Haydn Fleury. After the addition of Tim Gleason, the continued development of Justin Faulk and Ryan Murphy, and the return of defensemen like Ron Hainsey, Andrej Sekera, Jay Harrison, and John-Michael Liles, Haydn Fleury will have a hard time competing to make the team.
Ron Francis acknowledged this after the NHL Draft when he said that he expects Fleury to return to Red Deer for the 2014-2015 season.
When asked if Haydn Fleury had a shot of making the team, Ron Francis made it clear that they want what is best for the team and for Haydn Fleury’s future.
“You always want to be careful with young defensemen. They do take a little longer [to develop]. Ultimately, you want to do what’s best for Haydn and our franchise in the long-term, not the short term.”
At this point of Haydn Fleury’s career, he needs to get as much ice time as possible, and he will likely get that in the WHL with the Red Deer Rebels.