The Charlotte Checkers will be without their captain for the foreseeable future, as the Hurricanes announced that they have recalled forward Patrick Brown from their AHL affiliate.
The move comes as the Hurricanes prepare to embark on another road trip out West. With Lee Stempniak still on injured reserve and Janne Kuokkanen returned to Charlotte, it was expected that a move would be made to ensure that the team would have an extra forward available to them.
In 28 career NHL games, Brown has one goal and one assist for a total of two points. In Charlotte so far this season, Brown has tallied 4 points in nine games.
The press release from the team is this:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 31, 2017
‘CANES RECALL BROWN FROM CHARLOTTE
Forward to join team on Wednesday
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Patrick Brown from the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Charlotte Checkers.
Brown, 25, has registered four points (1g, 3a) in nine games with the Checkers this season and ranks tied for second on the team in plus/minus (+5). The Bloomfield Hills, MI, native has recorded two points (1g, 1a) in 28 career NHL games with Carolina and skated in a career-high 14 games with the Hurricanes last season. Brown signed with Carolina as a free agent on April 12, 2014, following his four-year collegiate career at Boston College.
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