Talented ‘Canes rookie Tolchinsky to make NHL debut

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Carolina fans will get a look at one of the organization’s more intriguing prospects on Thursday, as Sergey Tolchinsky will make his NHL debut against the Rangers.

Tolchinksy, 21, is listed at just 5-foot-8, 170 pounds, but has emerged as one of the better scorers for AHL Charlotte this season, netting 11 goals and 32 points in 65 games in this, his first full season of professional hockey.

A former World Junior silver medalist with Russia, Tolchinsky broke onto the scene three years ago, wowing ‘Canes brass at prospect camp as an undrafted free agent.

After signing that deal he returned to the OHL and lit it up with Sault Ste. Marie, scoring 30 goals and 95 points in 61 games last year.