Carolina Hurricanes Team Update 10/23/2012
This weeks LITU Power Ranking: 8th in the NHL and 4th in the Eastern Conference.
The Hurricanes AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, are first place in the AHL’s South Division with a record of 3-1-0-1
The Checkers Drayson Bowman is on a 4 game goal streak to start off the 2012/13 campaign.
3) Off to the Races
Canes’ forward Jiri Tlusty is performing at a point a game level through his first 12 games with HC Kladno of the Czech Extraliga.
4) Brick Wall
Checkers goaltender Dan Ellis has started the season with a 1-0-0-1 record, while posting a 1.92GAA and a .949SV%
5) On Target
Jerome Samson of the Charlotte Checkers is tied for first in the league for shots on goal with 21 over 5 games.
Alexander Semin – Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod – KHL – 0G, 0A, 1GP
Jussi Jokinen – Oulu – SM Liiga – 2G, 8A, 10GP
Andreas Nodl – HC Innsbruck – Austria – 0G, 6A, 8GP
Jiri Tlusty – HC Kladno – Czech Extraliga – 7G, 5A, 12GP
Top 5 Prospects:
1) Ryan Murphy – D – Kitchener Rangers – OHL – 1G, 5A, 10GP
2) Victor Rask – C – Charlotte Checkers – AHL – 1G, 2A, 4GP
3) Jeremy Welsh – Charlotte Checkers – AHL – 0G, 0A, 5GP
4) Zac Dalpe – Charlotte Checkers – AHL – 1G, 4A, 5GP
5) Phil Di Giuseppe – U of Mich – NCAA – 1G, 3A, 3GP
Who to watch: Zach Boychuk – has 3G, 3A in 6GP for the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL.