NASHVILLE TN - SEPTEMBER 23: Marcel Goc #9 of the Nashville Predators and Drayson Bowman #21 of the Carolina Hurricanes chase the puck at Bridgestone Arena on September 23 2010 in Nashville Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
The Carolina Hurricanes announced this afternoon that they have recalled forward Drayson Bowman from the Charlotte Checkers. The move is a surprising one, as coach Paul Maurice did not report any injuries during his meeting with the press at noon.
Bowman had a pretty hot February for the Checkers and chipped in with 10 points in 13 games during the month.
The team press release is after the jump:
‘CANES RECALL DRAYSON BOWMAN FROM CHARLOTTE
Forward earned 10 points in 13 games in February
RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Drayson Bowman from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Bowman, 22, began the 2010-11 season with Carolina, and played in the Hurricanes’ first eight games before being assigned to Charlotte on Oct. 31. Bowman (6’1", 190 lbs.), who was born in Grand Rapids, MI, but raised in Littleton, CO, is in his second professional season and has scored 12 goals and earned 18 assists (30 points) in 51 games this season with the Checkers. In 107 career AHL games with Carolina’s top minor-league affiliates, he has scored 29 goals and earned 33 assists (62 points). Bowman made his NHL debut with the Hurricanes on Jan. 16, 2010, and has scored two goals in 17 career NHL games. The Hurricanes drafted Bowman in the third round, 72nd overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
The Carolina Hurricanes begin a back-to-back set on Friday at the Verizon Center against the Washington Capitals (7 p.m., FOX Sports Carolinas HD, Hurricanes Radio Network) before returning to Raleigh to host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday (7 p.m., FOX Sports Carolinas HD, Hurricanes Radio Network). For information on Carolina Hurricanes ticket packages, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com, or call 1-866-NHL-CANES.