After spending his entire hockey career out west, Micheal Ferland freely admits his off-season trade to the Carolina Hurricanes was eye-opening in many respects, not the least of which was the ability of the player who ended up centering his line.
The Hurricanes acquired Ferland in part to ride shotgun to Sebastian Aho, whose name was familiar to Ferland but not his game. “I didn’t really know much, honestly,” Ferland said. “I knew he was a good player. I heard his name a lot. But barely playing them, I didn’t really know much about him.”
Two months into the season, Ferland’s a little ahead of the curve on the question the rest of the NHL has been asking: Where, exactly, did Aho come from, and how has he piled up so many points? “Obviously he’s one of the best players,” Ferland said. “He...
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