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How many Canadian players on Carolina Hurricanes?

By Swikriti Kandel / 23 May 2023 03:04 AM

Canes Have 11 Athletes From Canada And One Of Them Is 21-Year-Old Center Seth
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How many Canadian players on Carolina Hurricanes? There are 11 Canadian players on the Carolina Hurricanes In 2023.

Among all, Seth Jarvis, Jordan Martinook, Jamieson Rees, and Jordan Staal are some popular names not to miss. Other Players on the list are:

  • Paul Statsny
  • Ryan Suzuki
  • Brent Burns
  • Dylan Coghlan
  • Calvin de Haan
  • Maxime Lajoie
  • Zach Swachenko

Carolina Hurricanes was founded in 1972 as New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association. They became an NHL franchise in 1979.

Canes are a part of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference. They formerly operated as the Hartford Whalers until they rebranded in 1997.

Carolina is the winner of 6 Divison Championships and 2 Conference Championships. Likewise, they are victors of the 2006 Stanley Cup Championship.

Despite their continuous effort, Canes have not won a regular season yet. They have landed in the Conference Finals of the 2023 NHL playoffs.

Carolina has 33.33 percent of players hailing from Canada in the 2022-23 season. The remaining athletes are from Finland, Sweden, Russia, Czech, and the USA.

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Carolina Hurricanes Roster With Pictures 2023

Carolina Hurricanes roster includes 33 athletes from 6 countries. The roster along with pictures 2023 are as follows:

  1. Sebastian Aho 
  2. Jack Drury 
  3. Jesper Fast 
  4. Seth Jarvis 
  5. Ondrej Kase
  6. Jesperi Kotkaniemi 
  7. Mackenzie MacEachern 
  8. Jordan Martinook
  9. Martin Necas 
  10. Stefan Noesen 
  11. Max Pacioretty
  12. Vasily Ponomarev 
  13. Jesse Puljujarvi 
  14. Jamieson Rees 
  15. Jordan Staal
  16. Paul Stastny 
  17. Derek Stepan 
  18. Ryan Suzuki 
  19. Andrei Svechnikov
  20. Teuvo Teravainen 
  21. Brent Burns 
  22. Jalen Chatfield 
  23. Dylan Coghlan 
  24. Calvin de Haan 
  25. Shayne Gostisbehere 
  26. Maxime Lajoie 
  27. Brett Pesce 
  28. Brady Skjei 
  29. Jaccob Slavin (A)
  30. Frederik Andersen
  31. Pyotr Kochetkov
  32. Antti Raanta
  33. Zach Sawchenko

The NHL Franchise Consists of 33 Athletes In Total For The 2022-23 Season
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Carolina Hurricanes Goalie

Carolina Hurricanes goalies are Frederik Andersen, Pyotr Kochetkov, and Antti Raanta. They appeared in 34, 24, and 27 NHL games in the regular season.

Zach Sawchenko also made up to the roster but he did not play a single NHL game. He represented Chicago Wolves in the American Hockey League in the current season.

Frederik is a goaltender who was formerly linked with Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs. He will be an unrestricted free agent after the completion of the 2022-23 season.

Russian athlete Pyotr was booked by the Canes in the 2019 NHL Draft. He has represented the Wolves of the AHL and the Canes of the NHL in the current season. 

Undrafted netminder Antti made his debut in the NHL with Chicago Blackhawks. Caroline signed him for two years in 2021 and he will become free in the upcoming season.

Emergency Goalie

Carolina Hurricanes emergency goalies are Jorge Alves and David Ayres. Jorge became a backup in 2016 while David held the position in 2020.

Alves was hired as an assistant equipment manager of the franchise back in 2003. The team's former goalie Eddie Lack suffered a concussion in 2016 and Jorge agreed to become a substitute.

Jorge signed a try-out deal with the team and he was put to action during the final seconds of the match. He did not face any shots during his debut in the professional game.

David was a former EBUG to the Toronto Marlies and Charlotte Checkers of the AHL. In 2020, Canes netminders James Reimer and Petr Mrazek were injured in a game.

Ayres signed a one-game contract with the league and debuted in the second period of the NHL game. He led the team to a 6-3 victory against Toronto Maple Leafs.

Antti Was Nominated For Canes Masterson Trophy In 2022
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Carolina Hurricanes Defenseman

Caroline Hurricanes defenseman is Brent Burns, Dylan Coghlan, Maxime Lajoie, and five others for the season 2022-23.

Brent was picked by Minnesota Wild in the 2003 NHL Draft. Previously, he played on behalf of the Wild and San Jose Sharks. Right-defense athlete Burns appeared in all regular season games with the Canes in the current season.

Undrafted athlete Dylan debuted in NHL as a member of the Vegas Golden Knights in 2020-21. In the 2022-23 season, he played 17 games with Canes and 5 games with its affiliate Chicago Wolves. 

Ottawa Senators booked left defenseman Maxime in an NHL Draft of 2016. He was traded to Canes in 2021 and Lajoie featured in 3 regular games in the 2022-23 season.

Left Defenseman

Carolina Hurricanes left defenseman list is as follows:

  • Brady Skjei
  • Jaccob Slavin
  • Calvin de Haan
  • Shayne Gostisbehere 
  • Maxime Lajoie

Right Defenseman

Carolina Hurricanes right defenseman checklist is given below:

  • Brent Burns
  • Jalen Chatfield 
  • Dylan Coghlan
  • Brett Pesce

Jalen Screaming After Scoring A Goal In A Match In North Carolina On 21 May 2023
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Carolina Hurricanes Wing

Carolina Hurricanes wing are Jesper Fast, Mackenzie MacEachern, Jesse Puljujarvi, and six others in the current 2022-23 season.

Swedish right winger Jesper was drafted by the New York Rangers of the NHL in 2010. He became a part of the Hurricanes in 2020 after signing a three-year contract with the club.

St. Louis Blues picked left winger Mackenzie in the 2012 draft of the NHL. Despite being signed by the Hurricanes, he played the whole 2022-23 season representing Wolves in the AHL.

Jesse was selected by Oilers for the 2016 NHL Draft. He was traded by the Oilers to the Hurricanes in 2023 and he appeared in 17 regular season games this season.

Left Wing

Carolina Hurricanes left wing players are as follows:

  • Mackenzie MacEachern
  • Jordan Martinook
  • Max Pacioretty
  • Teuvo Teravainen

Right Wing

Carolina Hurricanes right wing athletes are listed below:

  • Jesper Fast
  • Ondrej Kase
  • Stefan Noesen
  • Jesse Puljujarvi
  • Andrei Svechnikov

Jesper Secured An Overtime Goal In A Game On 12 May 2023
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Carolina Hurricanes Center

Carolina Hurricanes centers are Jack Drury, Derek Stepan, Sebastian Aho, and eight others for the 2022-23 season.

Jack was drafted in 2018 and he played two seasons in the ECAC. He first appeared in an NHL game with the Hurricanes in the 2021-22 season. Drury made 38 appearances for the club this season.

Derek is an excellent center who is associated with the franchise since 2021. Out of 82 games, he competed in 73 of them in the 2022-23 season.

Hurricanes drafted Ryan Suzuki in 2019. Although he was named to the roaster, he did not make a debut in NHL but represented the Wolves in 50 games. 

Other athletes who play in the center position for the Hurricanes are listed below:

  • Seth Jarvis
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi
  • Martin Necas
  • Vasily Ponomarev
  • Jamieson Rees
  • Jordan Staal
  • Paul Statsny
  • Sebastian Aho

Carolina Hurricanes Captain And Alternates

Carolina Hurricanes captain is Jordan Staal since 2019-20. The alternates are Jordan Martinook, Jaccob Slavin, and Sebastian Aho.

The Penguins transferred Staal to the Hurricanes in 2012. He was contracted by the club in a 10-year deal worth $60 Million. He recorded his 1000th game with the franchise in 2021.

Staal is named the youngest player to secure a hat trick. He was 18 years and 153 days when he shot the puck to the net thrice in a single game in 2007.

Jordan Staal

Jordan debuted in the NHL during the 2006-07 season. He scored his first career goal against New York Rangers on 12 October 2006.

Staal represented the Penguins for 6 seasons until they traded him. In 2012, he was offered the same deal by Carolina and Pittsburgh but he turned down the Penguin's contract.

Jordan has played 11 seasons with the Hurricanes. In 2022-23, the team captain played 78 regular games and is currently representing his team in the Conference Finals of the Stanley Cup.

Canes Team Leader Jordan Is Nominated For King Clancy Memorial Trophy In 2023
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Carolina Hurricanes alternate captains are Jordan Martinook and Jaccob Slavin since 2019 and Sebastian Aho since 2021.

Pheonix Coyotes picked Matinook in their 2012 NHL Draft. He joined Canes in 2018 and was named an alternate in the following year. Jordan is not playing for the 2023 Stanley Cup Championship.

Jaccob was drafted by the NHL team in 2012. He initially played for Chicago Steel, Colorado College, and Charlotte Checkers. For the past 8 seasons, Slavin is representing the team in competitions. 

Finnish athlete Sebastian formerly played in the Liiga. Canes picked him in 2015 and he has been representing the club since the following season. Aho made 75 appearances in the current NHL season.

Carolina Hurricanes Coach And General Manager

Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour is a retired center player. The general manager of the club is an ice hockey executive named Don Waddell.

Rod was hired as the head coach of the organization on 8 May 2018. The same day, Don was named as the president and the general manager of the franchise.

Two of them have been working up close and they have led the team to the Conference Finals of the 2023 NHL playoffs.

Rod Brind'Amour

Rod Brind'Amour was selected by St. Louis Blues in the 1988 NHL Draft. He played 1,484 games in the regular season and 159 in the playoffs of the NHL. 

Brind'Amour was named ALl-CCHA Rookie Team in 1989 and NHL All-Star Game in 1992. In 2011, he was selected as the assistant and development coach of the franchise.

Rod has also trained the players of the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL. He was awarded the prestigious Jacks Adams Award in 2021 for his regular contribution.

GM Don Dressed As Canes And Entered The Arena On 21 February 2023
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Don Waddell

Don Waddell was picked by Los Angeles Kings in the 1978 NHL Draft. He spent his career in minor league and college hockey.

Waddell retired in 1988 and started serving as a player-coach for Flint Spirits in the International Hockey League. He was also an interim head coach for the Atlanta Thrashers.

Don gradually became the GM of Spirits followed by Detroit Red Wings, Thrashers, and Pittsburgh Penguins. In 2014, he became the President of Hurricane's parent company named Gale Force Sports & Entertainment.

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