Zach Boyhuck, the Hurricanes' first-round pick in last year's entry draft, has joined Carolina's AHL affiliate in Albany for the rest of the season. Boychuk's WHL team, the Lethbridge Hurricanes, were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs Thursday.
Boychuk, who wore No. 15 for the Rats tonight, had the primary assist on Ryan Weston's third-period goal in Albany's loss to Wilkes-Barre.
The 19-year-old forward had a two-game audition with the Hurricanes to start the season before being returned to Lethbridge for the year.
The River Rats season finale is tomorrow against at home against Binghamton.