RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have reunited another set of brothers — and this time it’s not the Staals.
College players Tommy and Eddie Olczyk are the sons of former NHL player and coach Ed Olczyk. They’re getting their first on-ice taste of the NHL this week during the Hurricanes’ rookie conditioning camp.
And in a remarkable coincidence, the Olczyks’ reunion came less than a week after the Hurricanes brought the Staals back together. They traded for center Jordan Staal — the younger brother of team captain Eric.
Eddie is 23 and a rising senior at Massachusetts, while 21-year-old Tommy is a sophomore at Penn State.
Ed Olczyk calls the opportunity a “win-win” for his sons because they “have been around the pro game all their lives, but not in that setting.”