Top 3 Legendary Players in Carolina Hurricanes’ History

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OTTAWA, ONT – JULY 30: (L-R) First overall draft pick Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and third overall draft pick Jack Johnson of the Carolina Hurricanes pose for a portrait during the 2005 National Hockey League Draft on July 30, 2005 at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images for NHL)

3. Jack Johnson

The legendary defenseman Jack Johnson was drafted 3rd overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, just behind Sidney Crosby (PIT) and Bobby Ryan (ANA).

Johnson would set franchise records his first year as a Carolina Hurricanes, most notably of which was the franchise record for most games not played for the Carolina Hurricanes as a 3rd overall draft pick.

Johnson would go on to become a complete stud, putting up 0 points and 0 assists in 0 games played in Carolina.

Unbeknownst to the world until a few years ago, Jack Johnson is also a twin.

His twin brother, Jack Johnson, has an impressive discography, and is noted as the singer/songwriter of the hit song (also from 2005) “Banana Pancakes”.

It is believed that, upon hearing “Banana Pancakes”, GM Jim Rutherford immediately got on the phone with his top scouts and demanded a scouting report on the man who sang this song, as he wanted to sign him if not for anything but to have some juicy locker room tunes for pre-and-post-game listening pleasure.

The scouts got confused, and drafted Jack Johnson’s twin brother, Jack Johnson, instead. It all worked out in the end, I suppose.

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