Hurricanes Sign 3 Veterans to PTOs

The Carolina Hurricanes were plenty busy on Monday/Tuesday adding some depth to their training camp competition, with three players signing professional tryout (PTO) agreements.  

First up, a former AHL MVP as well as a former first-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Cory Conacher is the oldest of the group at age 33. He won the American Hockey League's MVP Award in 2012 with the Norfolk Admirals, helping lead them to the Calder Cup. He's recorded 340 points in 371 AHL games over the last decade+, and also has 193 NHL games under his belt, most notably in parts of five seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Brendan Perlini, 27, was the 12th overall pick of the Arizona Coyotes in 2014, though the left winger has managed just 82 points in 262 games in the NHL across five different seasons. 

The Canes then followed by adding 30-year-old veteran defenseman Nick Shore on a PTO. He was a 3rd-round selection of the Los Angeles Kings in 2011. He hasn't appeared in an NHL game since the 2019-20 season, splitting that between the Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs. He's also skated in the SHL and the KHL.

All three will be in tough battles next month to crack the three-time Metropolitan Division defending champions' roster. 

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