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

Can you take the Carolina Hurricanes to glory with this roster?


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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. 

Sebastian Aho, Left Wing, 85 OVR

Age: 21
Role: Two-Way Left Wing
Height: 180cm
Weight: 78kg
Shoots: Left
Best 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

Age: 26
Role: Offensive Defenseman
Height: 183cm
Weight: 97kg
Shoots: Right
Best 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.

Petr Mrazek, Goaltender, 82 OVR

Age: 26
Role: Hybrid Goaltender
Height: 188cm
Weight: 82kg
Shoots: Left
Best 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)

Name

Overall Rating

Position/Role

Height

Age

Shoots

Best Stats

Teuvo Teravainen

85

Left Wing Playmaker

180cm

24

Left

92 Deking, Acceleration, Agility

Dougie Hamilton

84

Offensive Defenseman

198cm

25

Right

90 Slap Shot Power, Offensive Awareness, Passing, Puck Control

Jaccob Slavin

84

Two-Way Defenseman

191cm

24

Left

90 Discipline. 88 Defensive Awareness, Shot Blocking, Stick Checking

Jordan Staal

83

Two-Way Center

193cm

30

Left

90 Balance, Defensive Awareness. 89 Stick Checking, Strength

Justin Williams

82

Two-Way Right Wing

185cm

36

Right

90 Poise. 86 Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Accuracy, Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Offensive Awareness, Deking, Hand-Eye, Passing, Puck Control, Defensive Awareness, Stick Checking

Victor Rask

82

Playmaker Center

188cm

25

Left

90 Discipline. 87 Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Accuracy

Brett Pesce

82

Defensive Defenseman

191cm

23

Right

88 Stick Checking. 87 Defensive Awareness, Shot Blocking, Balance, Strength

Micheal Ferland

81

Left Wing Grinder

188cm

26

Left

90 Aggressiveness, Body Checking. 88 Strength, Balance, Stick Checking

Calvin de Haan

81

Offensive Defenseman

185cm

27

Left

88 Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Haydn Fleury

80

Two-Way Defenseman

191cm

22

Left

87 Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power, Stick Checking

Trevor van Riemsdyk

80

Defensive Defenseman

188cm

27

Right

87 Body Checking, Strength, Balance, Shot Blocking, Stick Checking

Brock McGinn

79

Two-Way Left Wing

183cm

24

Left

86 Body Checking, Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Jordan Martinook

78

Two-Way Left Wing

183cm

26

Left

86 Slap Shot Power. 85 Wrist Shot Power, Aggressiveness, Body Checking, Durability, Strength, Balance

Klas Dahlbeck

77

Defensive Defenseman

191cm

27

Left

86 Balance, Strength. 85 Stick Checking, Shot Blocking, Aggressiveness, Body Checking

Lucas Wallmark

76

Playmaker Center

180cm

23

Left

87 Speed, Agility, Acceleration

Valentin Zykov

75

Right Wing Power Forward

185cm

23

Right

87 Balance, Strength. 86 Body Checking, Slap Shot Power

Phillip di Giuseppe

75

Two-Way Left Wing

183cm

24

Left

85 Discipline, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power, Durability, Strength, Speed, Balance, Agility, Acceleration

Martin Necas

71

Two-Way Center

180cm

19

Right

85 Speed, Durability. 84 Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power

Scott Darling

81

Hybrid Goaltender

198cm

29

Left

87 Agility, Speed. 86 Durability, Passing, Five Hole, Glove Low

Andrei Svechnikov, Right Wing, 80 OVR

Age: 18
Role: Right Wing Sniper
Height: 191cm
Weight: 83kg
Shoots: Left
Potential: 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 Henman

56

Two-Way Center

180cm

18

Left

Bottom 6 med

Lenni Killinen

57

Two-Way Right Wing

188cm

18

Left

Top 9 low

Ville Rasanen

55

Two-Way Defenseman

188cm

19

Left

7th D med

Stelio Mattheos

63

Two-Way Center

185cm

19

Right

Bottom 6 med

Jesper Sellgren

54

Defensive Defenseman

178cm

20

Left

7th D med

Eetu Luostarinen

55

Two-Way Left Wing

188cm

20

Left

Top 9 med

Brendan de Jong

56

Defensive Defenseman

193cm

20

Left

AHL Top 2 high

Morgan Geekie

63

Two-Way Center

188cm

20

Right

Top 9 med

Cliff Pu

64

Right Wing Sniper

185cm

20

Right

Top 9 med

Julien Gauthier

73

Right Wing Power Forward

191cm

20

Right

Top 6 med

Jake Bean

67

Offensive Defenseman

185cm

20

Left

Top 4 med

Janne Kuokkanen

73

Two-Way Center

185cm

20

Left

Top 9 med

Nicolas Roy

73

Two-Way Center

193cm

21

Right

Top 6 med

Aleksi Saarela

71

Two-Way Center

178cm

21

Left

Top 9 med

Alex Nedeljkovic

74

Hybrid Goaltender

183cm

22

Left

Starter med

Jeremy Helvig

62

Hybrid Goaltender

188cm

21

Left

Backup med

Callum Booth

60

Hybrid Goaltender

191cm

21

Left

Backup high

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