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Underdog at Canes camp shines

Posted July 20, 2013

Amidst a crew of contracted Canes skate guys fighting for a future, be it in Raleigh or elsewhere, are skaters like Russian-born Sergey Tolchinsky.

"Of course, I feel like everyday I have to improve and I am trying to work on that," said Hurricanes Development Camp participant, Sergey Tolchinsky, a native of Moscow, Russia.

Despite scoring 26 goals and 51 points for Sault Sainte Marie of the Ontario Hockey League, the mid-round draft projection never heard his name called in last month's selection show. Which may have had something to do with the 18 year-old's generously listed, 5-foot-9, 160 pound frame.

"He didn't get drafted, let's be honest, probably because of what some people said about his size," said Carolina Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller. "Now, here's a good example, where you look at him, you get to know him, he has a great attitude, and he goes out there, plays hard, and produces."

At exhibitions like this week's developmental camp, Tolchinsky gets a chance to show that production measures up more than height-and-weight.

"He's a guy that really made us turn our heads and is going to make us sit down and go, 'hey, what can you do with this guy?'," pondered Muller.

"This game really gave me something for my hockey, for my next step," said Tolchinsky.

That next step, quite a long stride, home to Moscow for the World Juniors.

The pulse of his NHL dream still beating, one that this week's camp may have just resuscitated.

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  • lmgroupjl Jul 21, 2013

    He enjoys the battle of the game...glad he showed up prepared for camp.

  • Cragsdale Jul 20, 2013

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    <~~ this guys jealous you got to go!

  • ncteacher22 Jul 20, 2013

    Friday's practice was a lot of fun to watch....several very talented guys out there. Hope several of them get the chance! Go Canes!

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