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SHORT READ: Jake Bean named AHL Defenseman of the Year

May 28, 2020, 4:43 PM ET [15 Comments]
Ben Shelley
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Carolina Hurricanes prospect Jake Bean has won the Eddie Shore Award, as the AHL’s defenseman of the year.

It's an impressive accomplishment for a defender who's just 21 years old. Bean scored 48 points in 58 games this season with the Charlotte Checkers, following up what was a great rookie season in 2018-19. Just over a week ago, Bean was also named to the AHL's First All-Star Team.



As for where Bean fits next season, hopefully he’s up with the Hurricanes on the third pairing. He’s developed well in the AHL over the last two seasons and with the expansion draft just a year away, it’ll be important for Carolina to determine how high of a priority protecting him will be.



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Here’s today’s poll question (results and discussion will be posted on the weekend):

What's your long-term projection for Jake Bean?
Top-pairing defenseman
Top-four defenseman
Bottom-pairing defenseman
Doesn't make/stay in the NHL
Created with Poll Maker

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