After assigning goaltending prospect Jakub Vondras to the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League on Sept. 23, the Carolina Hurricanes have announced their next round of training camp moves.
Don Waddell and the Carolina front office announced on Thursday that they have released Jayden Halbgewachs from his professional tryout (PTO) and assigned prospect Bryce Montgomery to the South Carolina Stingrays of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL).
Halbgewachs was one of seven Hurricanes to sign a PTO prior to training camp and the first to find his deal terminated. He appeared in two preseason contests for Carolina, scoring one goal in four shot attempts.
The 26-year old will search for a new home after his lone appearances in the NHL came in a three-game stint with San Jose during the 2021-2022 season.
Bryce Montgomery becomes the second Hurricanes prospect to be assigned a new home, as the 2021 sixth round pick will play in the ECHL. Montgomery saw action in Carolina’s 4-2 loss to the Panthers last Friday, tallying one shot attempt, three blocked shots, and one hit.
At 20 years old and with a logjam on defense in Raleigh, there was no real plan for Montgomery to be on the NHL roster this season, so this move comes as no surprise.
He is known for his physicality and aggressiveness, as he amassed 18 points and 72 penalty minutes in the USHL during the 2022-2023 campaign.
Thursday night’s roster features an abundance of prospects and players on professional tryouts, as it serves as the last opportunity to make an impression.
Other Hurricanes prospects will likely join Montgomery in receiving assignments for the 2023-2024 season between tomorrow and opening night.