Day three of Carolina Hurricanes Prospect Development Camp took place on Wednesday night at the PNC Arena. The defensemen and goalies skated at 5:00 p.m., and then the forwards went out at 6:20 p.m.
Kim Muir led Carolina Hurricanes prospects and camp invites through various drills that tested their agility, speed, and endurance.
Here are some things I noticed on day 3 of Carolina Hurricanes Prospect Development Camp:
- Josh Wesley, Carolina Hurricanes 4th round draft pick in 2014, is a terrific skater for his size. At 6’2″, 194 pounds, Josh Wesley is one of the biggest players at Canes camp, but he is also one of the best skaters for his size.
- Brett Pesce, like Josh Wesley, is a big defenseman, but he has terrific agility and balance. He is 6’3″, 190 pounds, but he skates extremely well.
- Between the two goalies, Logan Halladay and Daniel Altshuller, Halladay was far and away the better skater. He is a very agile and quick on his feet. Daniel Altshuller looked extremely slow and sluggish. He is a big guy at 6’3″ and 200 pounds, but his skating didn’t look good on Wednesday. He also gave up early on several drills, which could raise questions about his work ethic.
- Patrick Brown, a free agent signee back in April, looked very good on Wednesday. He has a big frame, and he can utilize it pretty well with his solid skating ability. The forward played hockey at Boston College last season.
- Alex Aleardi, another camp invite, was one of the best the fastest skaters on Wednesday. 5’9″ winger flew up and down the ice all afternoon.
- Brendan Woods was noticeably slow on Wednesday. He, like Altshuller, gave up on several drills early and just looked very slow and stiff. He is massive at 6’3″, 215 pounds, but his skating needs to improve dramatically.
- Phil Di Giuseppe, former Carolina Hurricanes 2nd round pick, had trouble with some drills. It was more about understanding what the drill was rather than actually perfroming it.
- Last, but not least, Brock McGinn looked excellent on Wednesday. He was, seemingly, the most confident player on the ice. He’s obviously on a mission. He was also the most skilled forward on the ice.
Those are some quick thoughts on day three of Carolina Hurricanes Prospect Development Camp. Cardiac Cane will back at the PNC Arena on Thursday night as the prospects have their first team practice in front of the Caniacs.