RALEIGH, NC. – A lot has happened within the last week. Let’s ensure you’re up to speed.
Canes Make Free Agency Splashes via Trades
This time last week many Canes fans entered the NHL’s first day of free agency filled with uncertainty. Would the team find a way to bring back Nino Niederreiter and Vincent Trocheck? Who would be brought into the mix?
Instead, General Manager & President Don Waddell and the front office made two home run trades that immediately put a bulk of concerns to rest – acquiring Brent Burns from the San Jose Sharks and Max Pacioretty from the Vegas Golden Knights.
A right-handed defenseman that can log minutes and play on special teams? Check.
A proven goal scorer that is known to contribute on the power play? Check.
sprinkle in some of the signings that the team did make as well and it’s safe to say that Carolina has the league on notice once again.
“So like let me just walk you through how I see Carolina being so smart about how they’re approaching their every year and their future…”@mike_p_johnson: HUGE fan of @Canes‘aggressive off-season moves! pic.twitter.com/1iL8uHhs5M
– NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) July 17, 2022
Burns Wastes No Time
A mere 90 minutes after the trade was announced Burns was on Zoom with North Carolina media for the first time. Ignore the fact that he had an RV that had just carried his family from Ontario to Texas to unpack.
WATCH: Brent Burns Introductory Press Conference
Five days later he was in Raleigh for the first time, clamoring to get to work with his new organization. The man is on a mission. Rod Brind’Amour has taken notice.
“I know he’s really excited, giving it another shot,” the head coach said of Burns coming to Raleigh to chase a Stanley Cup with the Canes. “I don’t want to say a last shot, but we know he can’t play forever. So I think he’s excited that we’re a good fit for him as well.”
The work has already begun 💪 pic.twitter.com/gw0A1AOko1
– Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) July 18, 2022
The Return Of Development Camp
For the first time since 2019 the team was able to host prospects and invitees, allowing both the players to learn more about the organization and the organization to learn more about the players.
READ: Montgomery Stands Out, Takes It In At Development Camp
Defenseman Scott Morrow was a head-turner, scoring the only two goals during the culminating four-on-four scrimmage on Thursday. Morrow stood out so much that Waddell was asked about him during his press availability following the Burns trade, sharing that he anticipates the 2021 second round draft pick will turn pro following the 2022-23 season.
Beyond Morrow, the camp also featured the exciting stories of Raleigh-native Devin Phillips and Jeremiah Slavin, younger brother of Canes defend Jacob Slavin.
Video: Prospects Visit Fort Bragg
Theme Nights Announced
The 2022-23 regular season schedule is officially out and so is the first batch of promotional nights for Canes home games.
Individual game tickets for the upcoming year will go on sale Wednesday, August 10.
Save the dates 📅
Our first batch of theme nights for the 2022-23 season has been announced!
Details » https://t.co/b3WfFfCl38 pic.twitter.com/56TxguvCK4
– Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) July 18, 2022
Canes On Jeopardy? Dogs On Jeopardy.
Did you catch the club on America’s favorite quiz show?
Thursday night the team was the answer to a question. Certainly no disrespect was intended to the City of Greensboro.
– Hadley Farrell➳ (@Hadley_F531) July 14, 2022
- Burns will wear #8 for the team. Pacioretty will wear his usual #67.
- Among all NHL defensemen that played 60 minutes of power play time during the 2021-22 regular season, Dylan Coghlanacquired from Vegas with Pacioretty, ranked first with his 16.7 shots per 60.
- Speaking of time on ice related statistics, did you know that Burns had the third highest time on ice average of all NHL skaters last season? Only Seth Jones (CHI) and Thomas Chabot (OTT) finished with more, with all three finishing within four seconds of each other.
- Lane Pedersen, coming to Carolina in the Burns trade from San Jose, has registered 69 points in 75 American Hockey League games over the last three seasons. He’s also only 24 years old.
- The team announced Wednesday morning that the annual Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, August 6. Season Ticket Members will have access from 8 am until 11 am, general public will follow from 11 am until 2 pm
Worth A Click:
Montgomery Stands Out, Takes It In At Development Camp
Pacioretty Eager To Help Canes In Areas Of Need
CanesCast Episode 218: Trading Frenzy
Burns ‘Energized and Excited’ To Join Canes
2022 Free Agency Tracker
Canes Acquire Burns, Pederson From San Jose
Pacioretty, Coghlan Acquired From Vegas
Dogs Offseason Player Tracker