The Carolina Hurricanes have spent their last two first round picks on Kitchener Rangers prospects, taking Jeff Skinner (7th overall, 2010) and Ryan Murphy (12th overall, 2011) in consecutive drafts. With the highly-touted Radek Faksa likely available when Jim Rutherford makes the No. 8 selection on Friday, that streak may continue for another year.

Faksa, a native of the Czech Republic, was one of the fastest risers in this year’s draft rankings after a successful rookie campaign with the Rangers. With an underwhelming collection of wings and centers in their system, the Hurricanes will be targeting a forward in the first round this year, and there’s no doubt that the Kitchener standout is on their radar

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