When the Hurricanes hit the ice for practice Wednesday, there was a new face with them, as newly-acquired defenseman Jani Hakanpaa joined the team. There was at least one familiar face on the ice for Hakanpaa, as he and Sebastian Aho played together in Finland.
Hakanpaa, Aho and Rod Brind’Amour spoke to the media after practice, here’s some highlights of what they had to say:
On Jani Hakanpaa and what he brings: The obvious. He’s a big dude out there. He’s got long reach, a good stick and that physical presence.