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Hurricanes' Foegele among surprises to make NHL rosters

Warren Foegele carried his Charlotte Checkers bag out of the visiting locker room and insisted he hadn't yet earned an upgrade.

Foegele needs a new bag now because he beat the odds and made the Carolina Hurricanes' opening night roster with an impressive preseason. Only reigning Art Ross Trophy winner Connor McDavid and last year's rookie of the year Mathew Barzal had more preseason assists than Foegele, the top surprise player to make an NHL team out of training camp.

"I just came to camp, just put my head down and tried to work hard and tried to make good plays," Foegele said. "I'm a hard-working player and I think I can fit anywhere in the lineup. I...

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