All Time Top American Players in Carolina Hurricanes History

RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 10: A member of the Carolina Hurricanes is pictured on the bench with a US flag decal on his helment to commemorate Veterans Day during an NHL game against the Anaheim Ducks on November 10, 2016 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 10: A member of the Carolina Hurricanes is pictured on the bench with a US flag decal on his helment to commemorate Veterans Day during an NHL game against the Anaheim Ducks on November 10, 2016 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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RALEIGH, NC – OCTOBER 7: Justin Faulk #27 of the Carolina Hurricanes shoots the puck during warmups prior to an NHL game against the Minnesota Wild on October 7, 2017 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC – OCTOBER 7: Justin Faulk #27 of the Carolina Hurricanes shoots the puck during warmups prior to an NHL game against the Minnesota Wild on October 7, 2017 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images) /

Justin Faulk

The king of Queso. Justin Faulk, another Native of St.Paul, Minnesota, is somehow the second most tenured play on this list. If he stays on the roster for this upcoming year, he will have reached nine seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes matching Tim Gleason.

A second round pick in the 2010 draft, Faulk played one year in Charlotte before making his way to the big leagues where he made an impact. While he has only made the playoffs once, this last season, he has been around long enough to be a presence in the locker room and even had a short stint as team Co-Captain with Jordan Staal.

Faulk is an All-American player. He has joined Team USA for the U-18 World Junior Championships, the U-20 World Junior Championships, World Cup (three times!), and the Olympic Games in 2014. This has all earned him a pair of bronze medals. This is a man that puts his nation first and is proud to do so.

He is currently hosting the True Defenders Program that supports Military Groups and gives them a suite at a game following a meet and greet with himself and another American blueliner on the team. This was his idea originally and he even personally designed the logo for it himself. Talk about dedication.

Much like Gleason, Faulk’s membership on this list is more about his loyalty to this team and his country than about his on-ice performance. However he has been concidered one of the best defenemen in the league, making the All-Star game three times! Say what you will about his miscues on the ice, Faulk has managed to garner quiet the fanbase and I would be remiss to not include him here.