Revisiting the Carolina Hurricanes 2010 Draft Class

RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 31: Carolina Hurricanes Left Wing Jeff Skinner (53) during the 2nd period of the Carolina Hurricanes game versus the New York Rangers on March 31, 2018, at PNC Arena (Photo by Jaylynn Nash/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 31: Carolina Hurricanes Left Wing Jeff Skinner (53) during the 2nd period of the Carolina Hurricanes game versus the New York Rangers on March 31, 2018, at PNC Arena (Photo by Jaylynn Nash/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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Recap

Overall, the Hurricanes 2010 draft has to be looked back on favorably. They selected 2 All-Star caliber players in Jeff Skinner and Justin Faulk, which is a great haul from any draft class. Unfortunately, the draft class as a whole is merely good and not great, considering none of the other 6 picks panned out for the team.

Overall, the 2010 class in general wasn’t very strong, especially after the first round, but completely whiffing on 4 of 5 defenseman selected as well as on 3 of your top 85 picks is hard to justify as anything other than poor.

The bottom line, getting Skinner and Faulk was the saving grace of a draft class that, with those two guys aside, got just 13 games total out of their other 6 picks. Getting 2 All-Star players from a single draft is definitely a success though, so overall, the Canes 2010 draft class was pretty good one.

My Overall Draft Grade: B+

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Question for CC Readers: What grade would you give the Carolina Hurricanes for their picks in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft?