Someone else can do the math and the Hurricanes may still be the oldest team in the league, but their average age is dipping.
Brandon Sutter, 20, has been in the lineup five games. Zach Boychuk, who turned 20 on Oct. 4, will be in it Friday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Sutter and Boychuk began the season with the Albany River Rats (AHL) after leading the Hurricanes prospects to the championship in a rookie tournament hosted by the Detroit Red Wings. Sutter was called up Oct. 24. Boychuk got the call Thursday.
What can two 20-year-olds and former first-round picks do for the big team?
"We're just young guys and we'll try to bring energy," Sutter said Thursday.