28 Sep 2020 11:50 AM +00:00

NHL 19: Carolina Hurricanes Player Ratings, Roster & Top Prospects

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The Carolina Hurricanes have been working towards something great for a couple of seasons, adding a new element to up their level in each campaign. Now, while it’ll take a big effort from the young stars of the team, the Canes could make it into the playoffs this season. If not, bar any contract issues with their top players, it won’t be long before the Hurricanes are playoff regulars. 

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Sebastian Aho, Left Wing, 85 OVR

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Age: 21Role: Two-Way Left WingHeight: 180cmWeight: 78kgShoots: LeftBest Stats: 89 Offensive Awareness, Passing, Puck Control

Sebastian Aho is part of this latest wave of immensely talented Finns breaking into the NHL, putting up 29 goals and 65 points in 78 games last season. A very smart player, Aho has been given a lot of responsibility with plenty of minutes per game, but he’s proving that he can handle all phases of play with 26 points and a +4 rating through 25 games.

Justin Faulk, Defenseman, 85 OVR

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Age: 26Role: Offensive DefensemanHeight: 183cmWeight: 97kgShoots: RightBest Stats: 92 Stick Checking. 90 Passing, Puck Control, Offensive Awareness, Slap Shot Power 

Injuries have hampered Justin Faulk’s ascendency to being rated among the very best defensemen in the NHL, but that hasn’t stopped him from carrying the Hurricanes until the team around him develops into a potentially formidable force. He had a strong 76-game, 31-point season in 2017/18 but was a bit slow out of the gate this season with eight points in 25 games. Regardless, he’ll continue to guide the team from the blueline throughout the season.

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Petr Mrazek, Goaltender, 82 OVR

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Age: 26Role: Hybrid GoaltenderHeight: 188cmWeight: 82kgShoots: LeftBest Stats: 88 Agility, Speed, Vision

After trading a third-round pick and agreeing on a four-year contract with Scott Darling last summer – which, at the time, looked to set up Carolina in the goaltending department for many years – the Hurricanes have already moved on to a new goalie. Cue Petr Mrazek, who was once tipped as one of the league’s best young goalies with the Detroit Red Wings. Now, Mrazek is battling for a starting role against Curtis McElhinney and losing, only winning three games in eight starts with a .880 save percentage. Darling cleared the waivers on November 29 to play with the Charlotte Checkers in the AHL.

NHL 19 Carolina Hurricanes Roster

From the Day 1, September 13 update, this is how the Carolina Hurricanes’ first lines start. With Jordan Staal to win faceoffs and anchor the line, Sebastian Aho and fellow Finn Teuvo Teravainen can run riot up the wing, breaking with speed and clinical shooting. Jaccob Slavin plays as the muscle and defensive mind alongside Justin Faulk, who pushes the offense. 

Sebastian Aho (85) – Jordan Staal (83) – Teuvo Teravainen (85)Jaccob Slavin (84) – Justin Faulk (85)Petr Mrazek (82)

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Name Overall Rating Position/Role Height Age Shoots Best Stats
Teuvo Teravainen85Left Wing Playmaker180cm24Left92 Deking, Acceleration, Agility
Dougie Hamilton84Offensive Defenseman198cm25Right90 Slap Shot Power, Offensive Awareness, Passing, Puck Control
Jaccob Slavin84Two-Way Defenseman191cm24Left90 Discipline. 88 Defensive Awareness, Shot Blocking, Stick Checking
Jordan Staal83Two-Way Center193cm30Left90 Balance, Defensive Awareness. 89 Stick Checking, Strength
Justin Williams82Two-Way Right Wing185cm36Right90 Poise. 86 Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Accuracy, Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Offensive Awareness, Deking, Hand-Eye, Passing, Puck Control, Defensive Awareness, Stick Checking
Victor Rask82Playmaker Center188cm25Left90 Discipline. 87 Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Accuracy
Brett Pesce82Defensive Defenseman191cm23Right88 Stick Checking. 87 Defensive Awareness, Shot Blocking, Balance, Strength
Micheal Ferland81Left Wing Grinder188cm26Left90 Aggressiveness, Body Checking. 88 Strength, Balance, Stick Checking
Calvin de Haan81Offensive Defenseman185cm27Left88 Acceleration, Agility, Speed
Haydn Fleury80Two-Way Defenseman191cm22Left87 Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power, Stick Checking
Trevor van Riemsdyk80Defensive Defenseman188cm27Right87 Body Checking, Strength, Balance, Shot Blocking, Stick Checking
Brock McGinn79Two-Way Left Wing183cm24Left86 Body Checking, Acceleration, Agility, Speed
Jordan Martinook78Two-Way Left Wing183cm26Left86 Slap Shot Power. 85 Wrist Shot Power, Aggressiveness, Body Checking, Durability, Strength, Balance
Klas Dahlbeck77Defensive Defenseman191cm27Left86 Balance, Strength. 85 Stick Checking, Shot Blocking, Aggressiveness, Body Checking
Lucas Wallmark76Playmaker Center180cm23Left87 Speed, Agility, Acceleration
Valentin Zykov75Right Wing Power Forward185cm23Right87 Balance, Strength. 86 Body Checking, Slap Shot Power
Phillip di Giuseppe75Two-Way Left Wing183cm24Left85 Discipline, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power, Durability, Strength, Speed, Balance, Agility, Acceleration
Martin Necas71Two-Way Center180cm19Right85 Speed, Durability. 84 Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power
Scott Darling81Hybrid Goaltender198cm29Left87 Agility, Speed. 86 Durability, Passing, Five Hole, Glove Low
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Andrei Svechnikov, Right Wing, 80 OVR

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Age: 18Role: Right Wing SniperHeight: 191cmWeight: 83kgShoots: LeftPotential: Elite med

The undisputed second overall selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, Andrei Svechnikov boasts tremendous shooting ability while using his size to dominate in the corners and shrug off incoming defensemen trying to steal his puck. His immense dynamism is reflected in his 83 body checking, 86 speed, acceleration, and agility, as well as his ratings of 84 or above in all shooting categories. It won’t be long before he becomes one of the most feared players in the NHL with the puck on his stick, boasting six goals and 12 points through the easing-in part of his rookie season.

The Carolina Hurricanes boast a wide array of young talents in their prospect pool, with a focus on two-way and defense-minded players. Julien Gauthier and Jake Bean weigh-in as the highest-rated skaters right now, while Alex Nedeljkovic has the potential to eventually cure the goaltending problems which continue to ail the Canes.

NHL 19 Carolina Hurricanes Top Prospects

Name Overall Rating Position/Role Height Age Shoots Potential
Luke Henman56Two-Way Center180cm18LeftBottom 6 med
Lenni Killinen57Two-Way Right Wing188cm18LeftTop 9 low
Ville Rasanen55Two-Way Defenseman188cm19Left7th D med
Stelio Mattheos63Two-Way Center185cm19RightBottom 6 med
Jesper Sellgren54Defensive Defenseman178cm20Left7th D med
Eetu Luostarinen55Two-Way Left Wing188cm20LeftTop 9 med
Brendan de Jong56Defensive Defenseman193cm20LeftAHL Top 2 high
Morgan Geekie63Two-Way Center188cm20RightTop 9 med
Cliff Pu64Right Wing Sniper185cm20RightTop 9 med
Julien Gauthier73Right Wing Power Forward191cm20RightTop 6 med
Jake Bean67Offensive Defenseman185cm20LeftTop 4 med
Janne Kuokkanen73Two-Way Center185cm20LeftTop 9 med
Nicolas Roy73Two-Way Center193cm21RightTop 6 med
Aleksi Saarela71Two-Way Center178cm21LeftTop 9 med
Alex Nedeljkovic74Hybrid Goaltender183cm22LeftStarter med
Jeremy Helvig62Hybrid Goaltender188cm21LeftBackup med
Callum Booth60Hybrid Goaltender191cm21LeftBackup high
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