Warren Foegele’s Past Accomplishment Show his Potential for the Hurricanes

RALEIGH, NC - DECEMBER 21: Warren Foegele #13 of the Carolina Hurricanes watches action on the ice from the bench area during an NHL game against the Florida Panthers on December 21, 2019 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - DECEMBER 21: Warren Foegele #13 of the Carolina Hurricanes watches action on the ice from the bench area during an NHL game against the Florida Panthers on December 21, 2019 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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Warren Foegele has had an interesting rise up to his starting spot with the Carolina Hurricanes. His past accomplishments are only a taste of his potential.

In order to understand Warren Foegele’s potential with the Carolina Hurricanes this season, one must look at his past accomplishments. By looking at his past, we can see similarities to this season and beyond.

Warren Foegele is making a name for himself with this Carolina Hurricanes team. As a standout in training camp 2018-19 season, Foegele gave head coach Rod Brind’Amour no reason to send him back for another season with the Charlotte Checkers.

During the regular season last year he was not the biggest stand out performer. Some fans wondered if he would return to the Foegele of the preseason they were excited about.

That all changed when the Carolina Hurricanes made the playoffs last season and faced the Washington Capitals in the first round. For some reason Foegele plays like a superstar against the Washington Capitals. After his hit on T.J Oshie, he became public enemy number one for Capitals fans near and far.

On December 28, 2019, Foegele continued to be a pest to the Capitals. He had a career high four point night on two goals and two assists in the 6-4 win. As we know, Braden Holtby has nightmares about Warren Foegele and Brock McGinn, lets hope that soon Ilya Samsonov will be joining Holtby in that tradition of Caps goalies fearing Canes forwards.

But where did this all start?

Warren Foegele’s time for the Erie Otters was brief. During the 2016-17 OHL season, Foegele was tied for sixth placed in scoring for the Erie team. Foegele went far with the Erie Otters, making the playoffs and coming just shy of winning the Memorial Cup.

The Erie team losing out on the Memorial Cup was a similar experience for Foegele as losing to Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Finals last year. Everyone remembers a champion, there is a pain of being the loser. Pain that can create growth. Foegele will use past playoff failures to his advantage and continue to grow with from them.

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Before making the Carolina Hurricanes roster in 2018-19 season, Warren Foegele played one season with the Charlotte Checkers. One thing that should stand out with his time the Checkers during the 2017-18 season, is he lead the team with shorthanded goals. This trend has continued

Obviously Brind’Amour paid attention to this detail putting Foegele on the penalty kill. The Carolina Hurricanes lead the league with 9 shorthanded goals. Warren Foegele has three of them. That alone is an impressive stat.

Question for CC Readers: Where do you see Warren Foegele’s Ceiling being in his Career?

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