3 Hurricanes Players Who Won’t Be Back Next Season

The Carolina Hurricanes loaded up at the trade deadline and are legitimate Stanley Cup contenders. By doing that, their roster is filled with talented players, a number of them who will have to be paid in the offseason. This will cause some changes, but after they expect to go on a deep run.

Tony DeAngelo

Tony DeAneglo's second stint with the Hurricanes has not gone well. He isn't in the top power play role since Brent Burns is a part of the team this time and DeAngelo just didn't play well on the third pairing. This caused Jalen Chatfield to assume that role and see DeAngelo serve as a healthy scratch. That was before being waived before the deadline to make room. There is no reason why the Hurricanes will bring him back for another season in which he could fail and he will likely want to go to a place where there's more opportunity.

Antti Raanta

The Hurricanes have had a revolving door in net this season. Pyotr Kochetkov has played the best this season and is the goalie of the future, while Frederik Andersen is finally back and in the lineup. Serving as the third goalie right now is Spencer Martin who has played very well since being claimed on waivers by the Hurricanes. This left Antti Raanta as the fourth string after starting the season as the backup. He is in the AHL after being sent down for a second time this season and is a UFA this summer. There is just no room or reason for the Hurricanes to bring him back in any role next year.

Teuvo Teravainen

The Hurricanes are going to have to make some tough choices with some of their key players in the offseason. Moving on from Teuvo Teravainen might be one of those decisions as he is a UFA and the team just won't have enough cap space to extend him, especially if they want to lock up Martin Necas and Seth Jarvis who are RFAs and re-sign Jake Guentzel, Brady Skjei, Brett Pesce, Jalen Chatfield, and even Stefan Noesen.

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