Carolina Hurricanes 2017 training camp details

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network
Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Wednesday the team’s roster for its upcoming 2017 training camp.

The first on-ice session of training camp takes place at PNC Arena on Friday beginning at 8:45 a.m.

This year’s camp will open with 59 players skating in two groups, and honor of the team’s 20th anniversary season.

The Hurricanes’ practice groups will be known as Team Dineen and Team Kron, named after members of the inaugural team, Kevin Dineen and Robert Kron.

Both groups will also skate and showcase themselves in front of fans as part of the annual Caniac Carnival that will be held throughout the PNC Arena complex on Sunday.

With Carolina’s 2017 home and season-opener approaching quickly on Oct. 7 against the Minnesota Wild, the Hurricanes will begin their exhibition schedule on Monday, traveling to Buffalo for the first of back-to-back road games (Sept. 18/19) against the Sabres, and then the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Carolina will then play at home on Sept. 20 against Tampa Bay before beginning a three-game road trip in which they will visit Washington (Sept. 23), Edmonton (Sept. 25), and then play the Oilers in a neutral-site game in Saskatoon on Sept. 27.

Carolina concludes its preseason slate with a home game at PNC Arena against the Capitals on Sept. 29.