Entire 2014 draft class will attend camp, July 21-26 at PNC Arena
RALEIGH, NC July 15, 2014 – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the roster and schedule for the team’s 2014 Prospects Development Camp, to be held from July 21-26 at PNC Arena. The camp’s evening on-ice sessions will be open to the media, and fans are welcome to attend the evening on-ice sessions from July 23-25. The week will be capped with a game and skills competition on Saturday, July 26, as part of the Hurricanes Summerfest celebration. For a complete schedule of Summerfest events that are open to the public, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com.
All seven of Carolina’s selections in the 2014 NHL Draft – Haydn Fleury (7th overall), Alex Nedeljkovic (37th overall), Warren Foegele (67th overall), Josh Wesley (96th overall), Lucas Wallmark (97th overall), Clark Bishop (127th overall) and Kyle Jenkins (187th overall) – will make their first appearances in Raleigh as members of the Hurricanes organization. Other top-drafted prospects attending the camp include Phil Di Giuseppe (2012, second round), Brock McGinn (2012, second round), Daniel Altshuller (2012, third round) and Brett Pesce (2013, third round). A complete roster is attached to this release.
The Summerfest celebration begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 26 at PNC Arena. Along with the prospects game and skills competition, the event features an autograph session with the camp’s participants and a State of the Hurricanes discussion. The family-friendly celebration also includes more than 20 interactive inflatables, games and experiences, free giveaways, guest speakers from the Hurricanes, appearances by Stormy and the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad, discounted concessions, hockey games and extended hours for The Eye team store. Parking and admission are free, and the entire event will be held inside PNC Arena.
The Hurricanes are also hosting a school supply drive in conjunction with Summerfest, which benefits Wake County Human Services and PLM Families Together. The drive will run from Monday, July 21 through the end of Summerfest on Saturday, July 26. Collection bins will be located at the VIP entrance of PNC Arena throughout the week during normal business hours and during Select-a-Seat sessions. Bins also will be placed in the East Priority Lounge during Prospects Development Camp public practices. Visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com for a complete schedule of activities.
Development Camp Evening On-ice schedule:
Monday, July 21 5:30 p.m. Team practice (CLOSED TO PUBLIC)
Wednesday, July 23 5 p.m. Powerskating – Defensemen
6:20 p.m. Powerskating – Forwards
Thursday, July 24 5:30 p.m. Team practice
Friday, July 25 5:30 p.m. Team practice
Saturday, July 26 10 a.m. Summerfest celebration
12 p.m. Game & Skills Competition
For information about 2014-15 Hurricanes ticket packages, please call 1-866-NHL-CANES (1-866-645-2263) or visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com/tickets.