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Storm Advisory for February 17: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup; Patrick Brown Reassigned

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New hats, Ron Francis, Alex Ovechkin and Yanni Gourde.

Jamie Kellner

Reading Assignments

  • Some new hats have appeared in The Eye:
  • All of a sudden, it’s Whalermania at PNC Arena. [Associated Press]
  • Bojangles Coliseum has been transformed into a pink rink for tomorrow’s game:
  • Where does Canes GM Ron Francis rank among NHL GMs? [ESPN]
  • And related to the previous link, a member of the Canes’ front office chimes in:
  • Canes owner Tom Dundon was in town for yesterday’s game and joined Adam and Joe... [WRALSportsFan]
  • ...before bringing his family to their first Canes game.
  • Alex Ovechkin continues to speak out about not going to the Olympics. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Two hockey sisters are living the dream in South Korea...but for an interesting reason. [Today]
  • Here’s a familiar face in Pyeongchang:
  • Yanni Gourde’s path to the NHL took a while but is paying off. [NBC Sports]
  • Evander Kane remains a hot commodity on the trade block. [ESPN]
  • A look back at first round draft picks that were traded for players at the NHL trade deadline. [Sporting News]

The Hurricanes on Saturday morning reassigned Patrick Brown to Charlotte after he served as a healthy scratch in the Canes’ past two games. The release from the team is below.

CANES REASSIGN BROWN TO CHARLOTTE

Forward was a healthy extra in team’s last two games

Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned forward Patrick Brown to the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Charlotte Checkers.

Brown, 25, did not appear in either of Carolina’s two games since his recall on Tuesday. The Bloomfield Hills, MI, native has registered 20 points (6g, 14a) in 44 games with the Checkers this season and ranks fourth on the team in plus/minus (+16). Brown 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.