Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the roster for the team’s 2017 development camp to take place in Raleigh from June 28 through July 1.
Hurricanes Announce Development Camp Roster
The Hurricanes Prospects Development Camp will feature all eight members of the team’s 2017 draft class, as well as other previously-drafted/acquired players’ authentic NHL jerseys and select invitees. The 29-player roster includes four goaltenders, eight defensemen and 17 forwards.
During development camp, the players will go through off-ice training and educational sessions, as well as on-ice sessions. The prospects’ 5:30 p.m. on-ice sessions on June 28 and 29, as well as the Canes Prospect Game at noon on July 1 (part of the Summerfest Celebration), will be open to the media and public. The on-ice session on Friday, June 30, at 11 a.m. will be closed to the public, but open to the media.
Jooris, 26, split the 2016-17 season between the New York Rangers and the Arizona Coyotes, totaling 12 points (4g, 8a) and 16 penalty minutes in 54 games. The Burlington, Ont., native has appeared in 173 career NHL games with the Calgary Flames, Rangers and Coyotes, registering 49 points (20g, 29a) and 71 penalty minutes. He played nine Stanley Cup playoff games with the Flames during the 2014-15 postseason.
Prior to turning professional, Jooris (6’1″, 187 lbs.) played three seasons and Union College, scoring 29 goals and adding 59 assists (88 points) in 117 career collegiate games. He signed with the Flames as an undrafted free agent July 30, 2013.
So when can we expect hockey activities to resume? I don’t have any specific dates in front of my authentic NHL jerseys wholesale, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see members of the Hurricanes trickle back into town and hop back on the ice around mid- to late-August. Training camp opens in mid-September, so you’ll likely see some sort of unofficial on-ice happenings taking place in the weeks prior.
The Hurricanes’ coaching staff underwent a few changes this offseason. Bill Peters, Steve Smith and Rod Brind’Amour are remaining in their current capacities. And video coach Chris Huffine got some help with the addition of L.J. Scarpace jersey. Where the majority of the change occurred was in the goaltending department.
David Marcoux’s contract was not renewed, and the team hired Mike Bales as its new goaltending coach. Bales’ track record is impressive. He comes from Pittsburgh, where he served as the Pens’ goaltending coach for the last four cheap hockey jersey seasons and won back-to-back Stanley Cups.
Curtis Joseph won’t be returning this season, so the Canes hired Paul Schonfelder as its minor-league goalie consultant. Schonfelder has spent the last three seasons as the goalie coach for the OHL’s Ottawa 67s. He’s also worked internationally with Hockey Canada.
The main attraction at The Eye this fall will be the new Hurricanes jerseys, revealed in late June. Adidas is the new on-ice manufacturer of the authentic sweaters, while Fanatics will handle replicas and Outerwear will produce youth wear. If you haven’t seen the new threads, 1) where have you been?! and 2) we’ve got you covered right here. Like what you can see? You can be notified when these new jerseys arrive in The Eye by filling out this form. And, a special edition 20th Anniversary patch will be included for those who fill out the form and purchase their new Canes sweater.
You’ll also see more Adidas-branded merchandise land in The Eye in time for the start of the season. New player tees featuring Scott Darling and Justin Williams jersey are already in stock!