Carolina Hurricanes announce development camp information

wrupard@newsobserver.comJuly 11, 2013 

The Carolina Hurricanes announced the roster and schedule for their 2013 Development and Skills Camp on July 16-20 at PNC Arena. On-ice sessions will be open to the public, and the camp ends with a game and skills competition Saturday, July 20, which is part of the Hurricanes’ Summerfest.

The camp will include all four of Carolina’s selections in the 2013 NHL Draft – Elias Lindholm, Brett Pesce, Brent Pedersen and Tyler Ganly – as well as top prospects from the Carolina system including Ryan Murphy, Victor Rask, Keegan Lowe, Phillip Di Giuseppe, Brock McGinn and Daniel Altshuller.

Summerfest begins at 10 a.m. on July 20, with the game and skills competition following at noon. Summerfest will include an autograph session, interactive games and giveaways. The family-friendly event is free and most of the event will be held inside PNC Arena.

The Hurricanes will also host a school supply drive in conjunction with the event with donations benefiting North Carolina children’s homes and literacy programs.

Preseason schedule set: Carolina will open its six-game preseason schedule with a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. on Sept. 18 at PNC Arena. The Hurricanes will travel for their next four games before finishing at home on Sept. 27 against the Buffalo Sabres.

Carolina will play at Buffalo on Sept. 19 before playing two straight against Montreal, including a game on Sept. 20 in Quebec City where the Hurricanes will be the home team. The Canes will wrap up their road schedule against Columbus on Sept. 26.

Two sign with Canes: The Hurricanes agreed to terms with defensemen Mark Flood and Matt Corrente on one-year contracts. Flood played last season with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv.

Flood, 28, spent time in the Hurricanes’ organization from 2006-09. The defenseman earned eight points in 39 career NHL games with the New York Islanders and Winnipeg Jets.

Corrente, 25, was a first-round selection by the New Jersey Devils in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and has played in 34 NHL games in his career. He last played with Albany (AHL) but missed most of the season with a shoulder injury.

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