- Hurricanes prospect Valentin Zykov claimed the Willie Marshall Award as the league’s leading goal scorer in the AHL. Zykov also led the league in shooting percentage, scoring on 29.5% of his shots. [Checkers]
- Speaking of the Checkers, their win yesterday gave them the third seed in the AHL’s Atlantic Division, and they will face the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the first round. We will have live coverage of both home games this Friday and Saturday from Charlotte. [Checkers]
- Ilya Kovalchuk turned 35 yesterday, and that’s the magic number.
Now that he is 35, Ilya Kovalchuk is officially off the NHL’s voluntary retired list and is now an NHL UFA who can immediately negotiate and agree to terms with any NHL team. Can’t sign any deal until July 1: https://t.co/7JTLrHBNJy— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 15, 2018
- The Carolina Hurricanes Sled Hockey team won their third consecutive championship.
Brant Ireland broke a 1-1 tie with a power play goal with less than 3 minutes to play and Bill Keating sealed the deal as the #Canes won their 3rd consecutive championship 3-1. #sledcanes #USAHNationals @NHLCanes @TDCanes pic.twitter.com/VZ4VFqqcJm— Carolina Sled Hockey (@TSHAsledhockey) April 15, 2018
- Former Hurricane Chris Terry won his first AHL scoring title with the most points (71) this season with Laval Rocket. [The AHL]