Looking to spark a stagnant offense, the Carolina Hurricanes have recalled Brock McGinn and Derek Ryan from the Charlotte Checkers for some fresh faces. Carolina now has 23 men on the roster after sending Phil Di Giuseppe to the Checkers and placing Jakub Nakadal on waivers.
Ryan signed a one-year, two way contract in June and is looking to continue producing at the NHL level. He has without a doubt been performing in the AHL with 13 points in 9 games. In six games last season in the NHL, Ryan scored two goals in six games and had a plus-1 rating.
In 21 games in 2015-16 for the Hurricanes, McGinn had just four points and was a minus-14. So far he has been on fire with 8 points in his last 9 games and is tied with Ryan for the team lead with five goals.
The players will join the Hurricanes tomorrow following the Checkers game tonight at the Iowa Wild.
The release from the team is below.
‘CANES RECALL McGINN AND RYAN FROM CHARLOTTE
Forwards to join team Saturday
Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forwards Brock McGinn and Derek Ryan from the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Charlotte Checkers.
Ryan, 29, leads the Checkers and ranks tied for third in the AHL in scoring with 13 points (5g, 8a) in nine games this season. The Spokane, WA, native is tied for first among Checkers and tied for 10th in the league in goals with five, including two on the power play and one shorthanded. Originally signed as a free agent by Carolina on June 15, 2015, Ryan made his NHL debut with the Hurricanes during the 2015-16 season, scoring a pair of goals in six NHL games.
McGinn, 22, is tied for first among Checkers and tied for 10th in the AHL in goals (5). Prior to his recall, he had points in a career-high seven consecutive AHL games, including goals in each of the last three. The seven-game point streak is tied for the longest in the AHL this season. A native of Fergus, Ont., McGinn is third among Charlotte skaters in points (8) and leads the team in game-winning goals (2). The Hurricanes’ second-round selection, 47th overall, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, McGinn (6’0”, 185 lbs.) has appeared in 21 career NHL games for Carolina, totaling four points (3g, 1a).