Last week I graded the first 3 rounds of the 2014 Carolina Hurricanes draft. Today, I’m going to discuss the last 4 rounds of the Canes 2014 draft class.
The Carolina Hurricanes 2014 draft class has seen 5 of its 7 draft picks play at least one game in the NHL. Having 5 NHL caliber players drafted in one draft class is extremely impressive and was a turning point in the Canes scouting department after a couple of not so good classes in years past.
The draft saw the team take 3 defenseman, 3 forwards, and 1 goalie. NHL production from the class has equated to 343 games played, 31 goals, 49 assists, 80 points, an average save percentage of just .953 and goals allowed average of 1.33. That amount of production from the class has helped reshape the Canes roster.
In part 1, I discussed draft picks Haydn Fleury, Alex Nedeljokvic, and Warren Foegele. In part 2, I’m going to discuss a few players that have played a strong role in the bottom lines of the Canes roster as well as a few players that haven’t been able to make it to the NHL.