Top 5 Carolina Hurricanes Who Could Have a Breakout Season in 2019-20

RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 24: Carolina Hurricanes Left Wing Andrei Svechnikov (37) celebrates after scoring the game winning goal in overtime with Carolina Hurricanes Defenceman Justin Faulk (27) and Carolina Hurricanes Center Jordan Staal (11) during a game between the Montreal Canadiens at the Carolina Hurricanes at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on March 24, 2019. (Photo by Greg Thompson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 24: Carolina Hurricanes Left Wing Andrei Svechnikov (37) celebrates after scoring the game winning goal in overtime with Carolina Hurricanes Defenceman Justin Faulk (27) and Carolina Hurricanes Center Jordan Staal (11) during a game between the Montreal Canadiens at the Carolina Hurricanes at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on March 24, 2019. (Photo by Greg Thompson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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WINNIPEG, MB – OCTOBER 14: Martin Necas #88 of the Carolina Hurricanes keeps an eye on the play during third period action against the Winnipeg Jets at the Bell MTS Place on October 14, 2018 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The Jets defeated the Canes 3-1. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images)
WINNIPEG, MB – OCTOBER 14: Martin Necas #88 of the Carolina Hurricanes keeps an eye on the play during third period action against the Winnipeg Jets at the Bell MTS Place on October 14, 2018 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The Jets defeated the Canes 3-1. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images) /

2. Martin Necas

Martin Necas is finally ready to take a full-time NHL roster spot. After a relatively lackluster 2 point performance in his 7 games played with the Hurricanes in 2018-19, Necas is looking to lock down a spot in the lineup for good.

Necas, despite being one of those hungry young players we talked about earlier, is almost guaranteed to be a highly impactful player right out of the gates this season. Necas, although mainly a center, will more than likely play wing his first season or two in the NHL, but should still see success either way.

Necas scored 16 goals and 36 assists for a combined 52 points in 64 regular season games played with the Charlotte Checkers last season. Necas’ scoring touch was also a huge reason the Checkers went on to win the Calder Cup; Necas scored 5 goals and tallied 8 assists for a combined point total of 13 in 18 playoff games played.

Necas could see minutes on either the 3rd or 4th line this season, as well as the 2nd Powerplay unit and various other special teams situations. Necas is on his way to being a superstar, and I feel like this season will finally be the season he takes the first step in getting there if he can crack the Hurricanes’ roster out of training camp.