Carolina Hurricanes: 5 top prospects to watch out for

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2: Stelio Mattheos – Brandon Wheat Kings, WHL

I’m going to put this out there right now – I am a big fan of Stelio Mattheos. He is the kind of player I absolutely love: scores goals, plays hard, loves a tussle, and has a great name. I firmly believe he can make the Carolina Hurricanes out of camp this fall, and that he can become an instant fan favorite with Caniacs everywhere.

Mattheos really does score. He’s matched his rookie totals from 2017/18 in ten less games this season: 40-50-90 in 58GP, compared to 43-47-90 in 68 GP last year. He was better than a point-per-game in the playoffs last season, and is serving as the captain of the Brandon Wheat Kings this season. He’s 21 points clear of the team’s next-best scorer, center Luka Burzan, and is sixth overall in WHL scoring. Not bad for the 3rd-round, 73rd-overall pick of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Who amongst Canes fans wouldn’t love to see an all-scoring, all-passing, all-hitting, all-scrapping bundle of energy set loose at PNC Arena every game? Stelio Mattheos has all the tools in his arsenal needed to become a top NHL forward – let’s hope GM Don Waddell secures his services in the very near future.