2010 NHL Draft Results: Carolina Hurricanes Analysis and Recap

June 27th, 2010 by Mark Jones Leave a reply »
We knew that the 2010 NHL Entry Draft was going to be a busy one for the Carolina Hurricanes, who held a league-high 11 draft picks going in.

And, when it was all said and done, through picks and trades and hours of negotiating, the Hurricanes can come away from Los Angeles with high hopes for the future.

General Manager Jim Rutherford had a busy weekend, as the Hurricanes were the seventh team up in the first round Friday night and then continued to have selections all through Saturday as well.

Despite having the option of going with Cam Fowler or Brandon Gormley, both of whom were expected to go earlier and both of whom could be a great addition to the 'Canes' needy defensive unit, the Hurricanes decided to go with center Jeff Skinner with the seventh pick.

Center is another position of need for Carolina, and Skinner will also provide an incredible goal-scoring threat. The 19-year-old had 50 goals (along with 40 assists) this past season with the Kitchener Rangers and then added 20 more in the playoffs, even though his opponents included players like Tyler Seguin and Taylor Hall (ever heard of them?).

Skinner plans to sp ...

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