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Carolina Hurricanes recall Nicolas Roy from AHL Charlotte Checkers

In which Game 82 will also be Game 1.

Jamie Kellner

The Carolina Hurricanes will be playing a relatively meaningless Game 82 tomorrow, but for Nicolas Roy it will be infinitely more meaningful. The Hurricanes recalled Roy from the Charlotte Checkers on Friday afternoon, and should he make his debut tomorrow he will become the third sixth player this season to make his NHL debut with the Canes, joining Haydn Fleury, Martin Necas, Janne Kuokkanen, Warren Foegele and Roland McKeown.

Roy was a fourth round pick in 2015, taken one pick after Josh Wesley at the draft in Philadelphia, and has posted 37 points in his rookie season in Charlotte, including his first four-point night in the Checkers’ win against Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.

The release from the team is below.

Center ranks tied for fourth among Checkers skaters in assists

The Carolina Hurricanes today announced that the team has recalled center Nicolas Roy from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Roy, 21, has registered 37 points (10g, 27a) in 68 games with the Checkers this season. The 6’4”, 208-pound center has recorded eight multi-point games this season, including a career-high four points (1g, 3a) against Lehigh Valley on Wednesday. Roy ranks tied for fourth among Charlotte skaters in assists this season and tied for eighth among AHL rookies in assists. The Amos, Quebec, native was drafted by the Hurricanes in the fourth round, 96th overall, in the 2015 NHL Draft.