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Ben Shelley's Archive

The Justin Faulk contract situation

August 1, 2019 - 10:33 AM ET

Justin Faulk has been a key part of the Carolina Hurricanes for almost a decade now. He’s consistently good for about 35 points per 82 games, though in his most productive season he totalled 49 points. His advanced stats are great as well, as he’s been at a 52.3 CF% or above for the last five se...

Hurricanes acquire Kyle Wood for Trevor Carrick

August 6, 2019 - 12:58 PM ET

The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired defenseman Kyle Wood from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Trevor Carrick. Wood, 23, is a 6-foot-7 right-handed defenseman. Originally drafted by Colorado in 2014, he was traded to Arizona before eventually being moved to San Jose last summer. In his AHL c...

James Reimer could be the perfect fit as Hurricanes' backup goalie

August 7, 2019 - 1:20 PM ET

Coming off one of his worst seasons since entering the NHL, James Reimer will be seeking a bounce back year with the Carolina Hurricanes. Reimer’s career has been a bit of a rollercoaster, bouncing between fringe starter and backup. Last season, however, he posted just a .900 save percentage a...

Martin Necas is NHL-ready

August 12, 2019 - 12:25 PM ET

Martin Necas is one of the Carolina Hurricanes’ top prospects and he could be arriving on the NHL scene sooner rather than later. At just 19 years old, Necas scored 16 goals and 52 points in 64 games in his first AHL season. He continued his production into the postseason and was a key part of...

SHORT READ: Waddell staying in Carolina

August 12, 2019 - 8:23 PM ET

The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed President and General Manager Don Waddell to a three-year extension. After being named interim general manager in March 2018, Waddell was a finalist for the GM of the Year Award in just his first season as general manager of the Hurricanes last year. The #Ca...

Examining the Hurricanes' connection to Finland

August 16, 2019 - 3:00 PM ET

The Finnish duo of Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen were standouts last season with the Carolina Hurricanes. That’s where the Hurricanes’ ties to Finland are most visible– but they certainly go deeper than that within the organization. Aside from the Aho/Teravainen duo, Erik Haula, acquir...

SHORT READ: Hurricanes sign Chase Priskie

August 17, 2019 - 5:36 PM ET

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed defenseman Chase Priskie to an entry-level contract. The contract will be a shortened two-year ELC. Priskie, 23, is a right-handed defenseman who’s spent the last four years at Quinnipiac University and the last two as captain. This past season, Priskie had...