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Carolina Hurricanes Acquire Connor Brickley from Florida Panthers in Exchange for Brody Sutter

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Brickley will report to the Charlotte Checkers

NHL: New York Islanders at Florida Panthers Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired forward Connor Brickley from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Brody Sutter. Brickley will report to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League.

Brickely, 24, got his first taste of the NHL last season, playing in 23 games for the Panthers and tallying 5 points. He spent 45 games with the Portland Pirates of the AHL during the 2015-16 season, recording 27 points in the process.

Sutter finished the 2015-16 season with 24 points in 70 games for the Checkers.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Oct. 11, 2016

‘CANES ACQUIRE CONNOR BRICKLEY FROM FLORIDA

Brody Sutter dealt to Panthers in swap of forwards

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired forward Connor Brickley from the Florida Panthers in exchange for forward Brody Sutter. Brickley will report to the Hurricanes’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate Charlotte Checkers’ training camp.

“Connor saw his first NHL action last season after scoring 22 goals in the AHL the season before,” said Francis. “We look forward to seeing his continued development as his career progresses.”

Brickley, 24, made his NHL debut on Oct. 10, 2015, as part of the Panthers’ opening-night roster. He played in 23 games with Florida in 2015-16, scoring one goal, earning four assists (five points) and averaging 8:43 of ice time per game. The Everett, MA, native also skated in 45 games with the Panthers’ AHL affiliate Portland Pirates in 2015-16, notching 12 goals and earning 15 assists (27 points).

Brickley (6’0”, 203 lbs.) has scored 35 goals and earned 41 assists (76 points) in 126 career AHL regular-season games with Florida’s AHL affiliates in San Antonio and Portland. He made his professional debut at the end of the 2013-14 season, and notched 22 goals and earned 25 assists (47 points) in 73 games with San Antonio in 2014-15, his first full professional season. Prior to turning pro, Brickley played four seasons of collegiate hockey at the University of Vermont. He represented the United States at the 2010 World Under-18 Championship, as well as the 2012 World Junior Championship. The Panthers drafted Brickley in the second round, 50th overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. His career statistics are below.

CONNOR BRICKLEY’S CAREER STATISTICS

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS

YEAR TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM

2008-09 Belmont Hill High-MA 30 17 18 35 60 - - - - -

2009-10 Des Moines USHL 52 22 21 43 68 - - - - -

USAHNTDP U-18 14 2 5 7 6 - - - - -

2010-11 U. of Vermont H-East 35 4 9 13 33 - - - - -

2011-12 U. of Vermont H-East 23 9 3 12 16 - - - - -

2012-13 U. of Vermont H-East 24 3 5 8 31 - - - - -

2013-14 U. of Vermont H-East 35 5 10 15 49 - - - - -

San Antonio AHL 8 1 1 2 4 - - - - -

2014-15 San Antonio AHL 73 22 25 47 66 3 1 1 2 0

2015-16 Florida NHL 23 1 4 5 14 - - - - -

Portland AHL 45 12 15 27 26 5 0 1 1 2

NHL TOTALS (1 seasons) 23 1 4 5 14 - - - - -

AHL TOTALS (3 seasons) 126 35 41 76 96 8 1 2 3 2