The Carolina Hurricanes open up training camp on Thursday, as they look to earn their fourth consecutive division title.
On Tuesday, general manager Don Waddell announced Carolina’s training camp roster before their 9 a.m. skate on Sept. 21.
The Hurricanes will begin camp with 47 players on the roster, including 26 forwards, 16 defensemen, and five goalies.
Seven members of the training camp roster come to Raleigh via professional tryout, while 21 players are original draft picks of Carolina.
Here is a full breakdown of the Hurricanes’ roster.
Heading into camp, positional battles await for the final spots on Carolina’s fourth line and on the blue line.
After strong showings at the Southeast Rookie Showcase, centers Ryan Suzuki and Vasily Ponomarev have strengthened their odds at a spot on the roster and will compete with the likes of Jack Drury for the 4C spot.
There remains a logjam on defense for the Hurricanes, with seemingly five of the six spots set in stone before the start of camp.
Free agent signees Tony DeAngelo and Caleb Jones will likely compete with Jalen Chatfield, who showed vast improvement during the 2022-2023 campaign, for the sixth and final spot in the lineup.
With seven players on PTOs, there is a slim chance for multiple members of the group to find themselves in Raleigh on opening night. A doubleheader between Florida and Tampa Bay on Sept. 29 requires Carolina to load up on bodies to ensure they can field two teams and the PTO route is the easiest way to do so.
The odds of one player, if not multiple, making the roster who are not currently signed to the 23-man roster are certainly not low, as evidenced by Calvin de Haan and Derek Stepan earning their spots last season through a PTO.
Carolina’s first preseason contest will feature a matchup with Tampa Bay at PNC Arena on Sept. 26.