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Second Round of Cuts Bring Roster to 33; Charlotte Announces TC Roster

The Hurricanes assigned three forwards and four defensemen to the Checkers in the process, who start camp on Monday.

Jamie Kellner

The Hurricanes on Sunday assigned five players who cleared waivers as well as two others to the Charlotte Checkers as part of the second round of training camp cuts.

Earlier this week, Carolina placed forwards Patrick Brown and Andrew Miller on waivers alongside defensemen Brenden Kichton, Dennis Robertson and Philip Samuelsson. All five cleared waivers and were moved to the Checkers, as expected.

They were joined in assignment by forward Julien Gauthier and defenseman Roland McKeown. The release from the team and the updated roster is below.

Charlotte begins its training camp on Monday, so the move allowed all seven to join the Checkers’ roster in time for the beginning of camp.

The Checkers also announced their roster earlier today, which includes all 19 players sent down from Carolina’s training camp.

Eight others join this group, including five players on AHL contract with Charlotte: fowards Mitchell Heard and Zack Stortini, defensemen Josiah Didier and Matt Finn and goalie Martin Ouellette.

Three training camp invitees also join the roster, all forwards: Brett Bulmer, an AHL veteran who spent last year overseas in Finland and Germany; Mike Ferrantino, the Michigan State alum who signed with the Checkers last season and played his rookie year with the ECHL-affiliated Florida Everblades; and Justin Kea, who split time between the AHL and ECHL for the last three years with Buffalo affiliates Rochester and Elmira.

The training camp schedule for the Checkers is below:

Training camp roster now at 33 players

Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has assigned seven players to the Charlotte Checkers (AHL).

Forwards Patrick Brown, Julien Gauthier and Andrew Miller; and defensemen Brenden Kichton, Roland McKeown, Dennis Robertson and Philip Samuelsson will join Charlotte, whose training camp begins on Monday.

The Hurricanes training camp roster is now at 33 players. An updated training camp roster is available here. Carolina will continue its three-game road trip on Monday against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place.