The Carolina Hurricanes have another selling point.
Team president Don Waddell represented the Hurricanes at the NHL draft lottery on Saturday, and was obviously quite pleased to come away with the No. 2 overall pick after finishing 21st in the overall standings this season.
The addition of a top-flight prospect will certainly help attract candidates for the team's vacant general manager and head coach positions, Waddell believes.
"You put another big asset into your team," Waddell said, per Chip Alexander of the News & Observer. "To have that kind of asset that you didn't have before the day started, I think makes it even more appealing to what we have going on right now in Raleigh."
Waddell added new owner Tom Dundon appreciated the jump in draft order.
"He's happy," Waddell said of Dundon. "The value of the 11 pick is good. The value of a No. 2 pick is great."
Defenseman Rasmus Dahlin is expected to go first overall, but highly-touted forwards Andrei Svechnikov, Brady Tkachuk, and Filip Zadina will all be there for the taking with the second pick.