Breaking Down What Recent Signings Will Bring to Carolina Hurricanes

June 16th, 2015 by Mark Jones Leave a reply »

Two weeks remain until the official start of the 2015 NHL free-agency period, but the Carolina Hurricanes have already signed three players to their first NHL contracts so far in June.

Recent draft picks Tyler Ganly and Lucas Wallmark, as well as European hockey veteran Derek Ryan, have been inked by the Canes to two-way contracts.

All three are likely to at least start the 2015-16 season with the Charlotte Checkers, the AHL affiliate of the Hurricanes. The two prospects offer promising upside in the future, while the addition of Ryan fits with Ron Francis' new veteran-oriented vision for the Checkers.

What will each recent signee bring to the Canes organization? A breakdown of each lies below.


Tyler Ganly

The Hurricanes' sixth-round selection in 2013, Ganly adds another reliable youngster to the franchise's increasingly immense defensive depth.

The 6'2" rearguard will almost certainly join Charlotte next fall after spending 2014-15 with the OHL's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. He'll fill a third-pairing and penalty-killing role for the rebuilding Check ...

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