Carolina Hurricanes Sign Forward; Son Of Longtime NHL Defenseman

The Carolina Hurricanes have officially signed Justin Robidas to a three-year entry-level contract, commencing from the 2023-24 season.

Robidas caught the attention of scouts with his exceptional performance in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) during the 2022-23 season.

Playing for both the Val-d'Or and Quebec teams, the 20-year-old forward showcased his offensive prowess by tallying an impressive 25 goals and 78 points in 63 regular-season games. However, it was during the playoffs that Robidas truly shone.

In 18 games with the Quebec team, he elevated his game to new heights, contributing an outstanding 11 goals and 27 points.

Despite his modest stature of 5'8", Robidas' elite playmaking abilities and offensive production have captivated the Hurricanes' attention. Carolina recognized his potential and selected him in the fifth round of the 2021 NHL Draft, cementing their belief in his skills and future prospects.

With a proven track record in the QMJHL and a notable performance in the playoffs, Robidas is poised to make his mark in the professional ranks.

As the son of 15 NHL seasons veteran player and current Montreal Canadiens assistant coach Stephane Robidas, Justin Robidas carries a hockey pedigree and a determination to carve out his own path in the sport.

While he is expected to begin his professional career in the AHL next season, the Hurricanes have expressed their excitement about his offensive capabilities and the role he could play in their organization.