Domenick Fensore is the other player with 2023 being the year to make a decision. So far he has impressed for Boston U as he sits 8th overall in points. Not bad for a freshman player. Someone this young and inexperienced you wait a bit to decide how to move with him. So far this season he has played decent for a young defender, staying healthy and playing well.
How the Hurricanes move forward with him will remain a mystery for a couple of more seasons, but one day he just might be that replenishing depth at defense.
The fifth of the names that the Hurricanes and players will need to make a decision on this summer. Luke Martin might be the most mature of them all on this list. While not an offense generating player, he still plays with sound defense in mind. That has earned him leadership status in Michigan, and positive rating regardless of the score.
Many were concerned that the Hurricanes drafted him a little too early, but so far he has not disappointed. The only issue is if he is willing to sit behind the long list of defending prospects down in Charlotte who are eager to break into the NHL. Because he will not be beating any of them right now.