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Will Nathan Gerbe be the New Star of the Carolina Hurricanes?

Coming as a free agent from the Buffalo Sabres, Nathan Gerbe has quickly made a great impact as a player for the Carolina Hurricanes.

The shortest player in the NHL, at only 5 feet, 5 inches tall, was not given much opportunity with the Buffalo Sabres. Last year he completed his fifth season with the Sabres, averaging about 12:30 of ice time per game. Gerbe finished the season off with only 10 points- 5 goals, and 5 assists.

This season, Gerbe has already managed to score 3 goals in 4 games. He is one of the leaders in points, 2nd behind Jeff Skinner.

In Thursday night’s game, Gerbe scored the winning goal at 6:59 of the third period to break a 2-2 tie with the Washington Capitals. Without Gerbe, who knows what would’ve happened!

Will Nathan Gerbe be the New Star of the Carolina Hurricanes
Center, Nathan Gerbe, puts it between the pipes against the Capital’s goaltender, Braden Holtby.
(Chuck Myers/News and Observer)

Gerbe signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on July 26th of this year. He has been known to be a great player both on and off the ice, and with the looks of how he’s been playing, he could easily become the new star of the Carolina Hurricanes.

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