Carolina Hurricanes Prospect Primer: Europe Edition

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VANCOUVER , BC – JANUARY 4: Goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov #20 of Russia of Russia makes a save against the United States during a semi-final game at the IIHF World Junior Championships at Rogers Arena on January 4, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Light/Getty Images)

The Carolina Hurricanes have an absolute wealth of prospects all over the world. There’s a multitude of them overseas to keep an eye on.

Although it was a very slow and painful process for the Carolina Hurricanes’ faithful, the rewards have made all the suffering worth. The Hurricanes have received league-wide acclaim the last few seasons for the way they’ve rebuilt their once depleted prospect core, by acquiring talented prospects via trade and by expertly maneuvering through drafts. Their growth has been exceptional.

It’s come to a point now that the Hurricanes have too many quality prospects to even keep track of. I was planning on writing an article detailing the Top-5 Canes prospects to watch for this season – until I realized that picking just 5 from their whole system was about as tough as shotgunning a Four Loko. Anyway….

I decided to scrap the idea, and instead present the readers of Cardiac Cane with four separate articles (a quartet series!), taking a look at Hurricanes prospects in various players of the world – Overseas, Canadian juniors, U.S. college hockey and the Charlotte Checkers. First off, we’ll take a look at Europe, where the Canes are loaded with potential difference makers.

Based on a little research, you’ll find that the Carolina Hurricanes have 10 prospects playing on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean (only 9 if you don’t consider Gregory Hofmann a viable prospect anymore). Of those 10, there’s 5 forwards, 3 defensemen, and 2 goaltenders. We’ll break the prospects down in their respective position groups.

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