Carolina Hurricanes: Top 5 Checkers Who Could Be Hurricanes Next Season

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 11: Charlotte Checkers goalie Alex Nedeljkovic (30) in goal during the second period of the American Hockey League game between the Charlotte Checkers and Cleveland Monsters on April 11, 2019, at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 11: Charlotte Checkers goalie Alex Nedeljkovic (30) in goal during the second period of the American Hockey League game between the Charlotte Checkers and Cleveland Monsters on April 11, 2019, at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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HERSHEY, PA – FEBRUARY 09: Charlotte Checkers center Martin Necas (88) loops back into his own end during the 3-on-3 overtime period during the Charlotte Checkers vs. Hershey Bears AHL game February 9, 2019 at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA. (Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
HERSHEY, PA – FEBRUARY 09: Charlotte Checkers center Martin Necas (88) loops back into his own end during the 3-on-3 overtime period during the Charlotte Checkers vs. Hershey Bears AHL game February 9, 2019 at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA. (Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

Martin Necas

Mark my words, Martin Necas is going to be a superstar in the NHL. It isn’t a question of if; at this point, it is a question of when.

Necas was given a crack at the Hurricanes roster earlier on this season, but after tallying only 1 goal and 1 assist during his 7 NHL games played, Necas seemed to need a bit more seasoning in the AHL.

Necas, over the course of this season, has developed into an absolute powerhouse. The young forward turned in a solid performance this season, netting 16 goals and 36 assists for a combined point total of 52 points in 64 regular season games played.

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Necas is yet another highly intelligent player the Hurricanes have waiting in the wings, and would be absolutely lethal paired with Nino Niederreiter or Teuvo Teravainen. Putting all three of these guys on a line together would be an amazing site to see. Look for Necas to make a stronger case at cracking the roster this September and October.