Slavin adapting to fatherhood, increased responsibility with Hurricanes

RALEIGH, NC –  Jaccob Slavin‘s teammates say fatherhood hasn’t changed the Carolina Hurricanes defenseman.

Nor did the spotlight thrust upon him during Carolina’s surprising run to the Eastern Conference Final last season.

Maybe that’s because the 25-year-old’s maturity, down-to-earth personality and strong faith suited him well for both before his adopted daughter Emersyn arrived so dramatically, and coincidentally, at the start of his first foray into the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season.