Carolina Hurricanes: 5 players who need to step up in November

RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 29: Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes scores a goal and celebrates with teammates during an NHL game against the Anaheim Ducks on October 29, 2017 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 29: Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes scores a goal and celebrates with teammates during an NHL game against the Anaheim Ducks on October 29, 2017 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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RALEIGH, NC – OCTOBER 29: Sebastian Aho #20 of the Carolina Hurricanes carries the puck during an NHL game against the Anaheim Ducks on October 29, 2017 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC – OCTOBER 29: Sebastian Aho #20 of the Carolina Hurricanes carries the puck during an NHL game against the Anaheim Ducks on October 29, 2017 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images) /

player. Scouting Report. Left Wing. Carolina Hurricanes. Sebastian Aho. 3. 109. Pick Analysis

The most important player on this list is definitely Sebastian Aho. He is one of the most offensively gifted players on this roster and the fact that he does not have a single goal nearly 11 games into the season is a worrying sign.

Most of this goal drought that Aho is experiencing is a product of bad luck, but he’s come out slow in quite a few games. Aho has hit multiple posts and completely slipped up on a huge chance he had to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets in overtime on Oct. 10.

Sonny Milano of the Jackets would end up scoring a goal at the other end on Darling to end the game. That is the kind of season that Aho is going through right now. It’s only a matter of time before he breaks through.

If nothing else, Aho does still have five assists this season. We’re talking about a player who put up 24 goals and 30 assists during his rookie season last year. A sophomore slump could be on tap, but he just needs a big game to spark his scoring.