The Carolina Hurricanes, represented by Cardiac Cane, selects Teuvo Teravainen, LW from Jokerit in the Finnish Elite League.
The Canes do love their Finns, and they explain their reasoning for selecting the highest ranked Finnish prospect HERE.
I don’t know a ton about Teravainen, but from all accounts he is skilled, smooth skater who is lacking in size. At 5’10”, and between 160-180 lbs, he needs to add some bulk to his frame before making the jump to the NHL, especially as a winger. The Canes are assembling a pretty talented forward core, but like the Montreal Canadiens of recent years, their skill and size don’t come in the same packages for the most part.
On the clock with the #9 pick is the Winnipeg Jets, and Hockey at the Forks.