Carolina Hurricanes: Top Prospects Look To Make Immediate Impact

The Carolina Hurricanes have one of the best prospect pools in the entire NHL. They have one of the best scouting departments in the entire NHL because of it, compiling one of the best records in the NHL so far this season at 20-7-1 with 41 points.

Carolina is currently in third place in an extremely tough Central Division, along with the Florida Panthers and the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Carolina Hurricanes have a lot of young players contributing this season like Andrei Svechnikov, Sebastian Aho, Jake Bean, Haydn Fleury, and Alex Nedeljkovic.

The Carolina Hurricanes are coached by Rod Brind’Amour. Don Waddell is currently Carolina’s general manager, but former general manager Ron Francis drafted a lot of the players that are on the Hurricanes’ current roster.

Carolina is one of the most fun teams to watch in the entire NHL. They have not won the Stanley Cup Title since the 2005-2006 season. Who are some of the top prospects in the Carolina Hurricanes farm system?

Seth Jarvis

Jarvis was the 13th overall pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. He is only 19 years old and is already playing in the AHL with the Chicago Wolves, after playing his last three seasons in the WHL with the Portland Winterhawks.

Seth Jarvis has played in nine games in the AHL so far this season. He has scored seven goals and has recorded four assists. His plus/minus is 8.

A right-handed centerman, Jarvis has top-six potential and be an elite offensive player with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Seth Jarvis is the heartbeat of the Chicago Wolves. He will most likely develop this season in the AHL and get game reps until he is NHL ready.

Ryan Suzuki

Suzuki was the 28th overall pick (first-round selection) in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. He is a left-handed centerman. Ryan Suzuki also has top-six potential, but he will most likely be a third or fourth-line centerman in the NHL because of how deep the Carolina Hurricanes are at the centerman position.

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Ryan Suzuki is also currently playing in the AHL with the Chicago Wolves. He played the last three seasons in the OHL with the Barrie Colts and the Saginaw Spirit. Suzuki has played in 13 games in the AHL with the Chicago Wolves so far this season. He has scored three goals and has recorded three assists. His plus/minus is 2.

Suzuki is a two-way centerman and he could potentially be on the power play and maybe the penalty kill down the road for the Carolina Hurricanes.

He is another reason why the Carolina Hurricanes are in good hands down the line for them. Ryan Suzuki is also only 19 years old.

Jamieson Rees

Jamieson Rees is a left-handed centerman, who is only 20 years old. He was the 44th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft and could be a player that the Carolina Hurricanes deal in a potential trade down the road if they want to upgrade the roster.

Jamieson Rees could be a pivotal role player for Carolina or another team down the line. He may have to shift to the wing in the NHL with the Carolina Hurricanes or stick to his natural center position if he gets traded to another NHL club.

Rees most likely will be a third or fourth-line centerman in the NHL and could maybe work his way up in being a second-line centerman. He will develop for a while in the AHL. Jamieson Rees is also in the AHL developing his game with the Chicago Wolves.

In 12 games with them so far this season, he has scored three goals and has recorded two assists. His plus/minus is 3.

He played his last three seasons in the OHL with the Sarnia Sting. As long as his development progresses in the AHL with Chicago, he will be just fine.

What do you think of some of the Carolina Hurricanes top prospects? Leave a comment below.

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