Carolina Hurricanes: 2018-2019 Forward Point Projections

OTTAWA, ON - FEBRUARY 12: Carolina Hurricanes Left Wing Nino Niederreiter (21) and Carolina Hurricanes Center Sebastian Aho (20) congratulate Carolina Hurricanes Right Wing Teuvo Teravainen (86) on his goal during third period National Hockey League action between the Carolina Hurricanes and Ottawa Senators on February 12, 2019, at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
OTTAWA, ON - FEBRUARY 12: Carolina Hurricanes Left Wing Nino Niederreiter (21) and Carolina Hurricanes Center Sebastian Aho (20) congratulate Carolina Hurricanes Right Wing Teuvo Teravainen (86) on his goal during third period National Hockey League action between the Carolina Hurricanes and Ottawa Senators on February 12, 2019, at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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RALEIGH, NC – MAY 16: Warren Foegele #13 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates with the puck in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Third Round against the Boston Bruins during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 16, 2019 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC – MAY 16: Warren Foegele #13 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates with the puck in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Third Round against the Boston Bruins during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 16, 2019 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images) /

Warren Foegele

2018-2019 Season: 18 points (12 goals 6 assists)

2019-2020 Season projection: 29 points (17 Goals 12 Assists)

Warren Foegele didn’t have a great regular season this past year. However, most of the time he was buried on the fourth line. Foegele had a great postseason run, scoring 5 goals in 15 games and 9 points overall. Foegele is another fast and strong Hurricane whose confidence grew throughout the season. I think Foegele is underrated, and can contribute more than people think. He is capable of being an enforcer/grinder type of player with a good shot. Foegele is set to surprise many people this season, and produce a larger sum of points than he did in 2018-19.

The first projected forward lineup is below:

The Canes will have a high amount of point production if the group can remain healthy. This seems to be one of the most talented forward group the Canes have had in some time and I think there still may be a chance of Justin Williams coming back as well. As long as Brind’amour is coach, expect the group to play fast and hard and potentially score a lot of points.

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