Josh Wesley (Round 4, 96th Overall Pick)
The first pick of the 4th round for the Canes in the 2014 draft ended up being defender Josh Wesley. Wesley, hasn’t been nearly as successful at the professional level as his peers in the 2014 Hurricanes draft class, however the defender at the time of the draft looked like a decent prospect.
Josh grew up playing in the Carolina Hurricanes U-16 AAA junior team as his father played with the Carolina Hurricanes. Wesley the son of former Carolina Hurricanes great Glen Wesley, had high expectations that were hard to live up to and he was never able to get going. During Josh’s career stint with the Canes, he had a lot of competition with a deep defensive group, which was another reason why Josh failed to live up to expectations as he had a lot talent overshadowing him.
Wesley left the organization this past offseason after he agreed to a deal with the San Antonio Rampage the AHL affiliate of St. Louis Blues. Wesley was never able to make much of an impact with the Charlotte Checkers and will likely look to revamp his career with another franchise.