Carolina Hurricanes: Best Moments of the 2019-20 Season so Far

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MARCH 07: Martin Necas #88 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates against the New York Islanders at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on March 07, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MARCH 07: Martin Necas #88 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates against the New York Islanders at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on March 07, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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Martin Necas, Carolina Hurricanes (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Martin Necas, Carolina Hurricanes (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

The Emergence of Martin Necas

Martin Necas has quickly become a very fine player for the Carolina Hurricanes throughout the season. Necas has become a dependable player for the Canes this season. If you exclude the big 3 for Carolina, Necas leads the forwards in points and goals. He has established himself as a high-end player.

He has scored highlight-reel goals, hit highlight reel passes, and he’s skated past so many defenders, you could make a bridge out of the list of defenders Necas has left on their backside. He’s quickly showing his dominance and importance to the organization. Quickly he’s becoming vital to the team.

What already makes Necas so important is the fact he is a right-handed shot in a team of lefties. The extra variety of shots allows Necas to almost hide, and it opens up unique options because of his reverse-shot style. He can sit on the left-wing for one-timers, he can skate past defenders on his strong side. Necas can also play center remember. That versatility is so important for the Canes going forward.

Necas has shown his hands off brilliantly. Every scouting report on the Czechia native suggested he was already a brilliant passer who had a deadly shot, but we’ve seen him start to deke, dip and dodge around defenders, and for someone who is just 21 years of age, it’s incredibly promising. It’s been a great thing for Carolina to see him develop the way he has.