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Canes draft son of Glen Wesley in 4th round

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Carolina Hurricanes Glen Wesley and his sons, Josh, left, and Michael, take a skate around the ice at the RBC Center prior to the start of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009. Carolina Hurricanes Glen Wesley and his sons, Josh, left, and Michael, take a skate around the ice at the RBC Center prior to the start of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009.
PHILADELPHIA -

The Carolina Hurricanes selected Josh Wesley, son of a former player Glen Wesley, with the 96th pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Josh Wesley becomes the first North Carolina native drafted in the NHL Draft, according to the Hurricanes.

Josh Wesley played previously as a defenseman for the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League. He is listed as standing 6 feet 3 inches, weighing 195 pounds.

Glen Wesley was a member of the original Carolina Hurricanes squad after the team moved from Hartford in 1997. He helped the Hurricanes make two appearances in the Stanley Cup Finals in 2002 and 2006. The Canes defeated the Edmonton Oilers to win the Cup in 2006.

Glen Wesley’s jersey was retired by the Hurricanes February 17, 2009. He is listed as director of defensemen development on the Canes' website.

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