Checkers McGinn receives AHL Player of the Week Honors

Coming off a 5 point performance in two of the Charlotte Checkers road victories last week, forward Brock McGinn was named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week as announced by the league earlier today. The honor is the first for McGinn, who has 12 points in 12 games this season with Charlotte.  He still ranks…

Checkers sign Bowman to Professional Tryout Contract

The Charlotte Checkers announced today that they have signed forward Drayson Bowman to a professional tryout contract. From 2010-13, Bowman, 26, appeared in 130 games with Charlotte, where he scored 39 goals and earning 39 assists(78 points), to go along with 119 penalty minutes.  Selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the third round, 72nd overall,…

Hurricanes to recall Rasmus Rissanen from Charlotte

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, the parent club of the American Hockey League’s Charlotte Checkers, today announced that the team has recalled defenseman Rasmus Rissanen from Charlotte. He has already joined the team in Denver in advance of tomorrow night’s game against…

Early start by Predators dooms Hurricanes in season opener

The Carolina Hurricanes wanted to get their season off to a good start, but the Nashville Predators had some other plans, as their early start in the first period would be the difference maker, as the Predators would defeat the Hurricanes 2-1 last night in the season opener for both teams at Bridgestone Arena in…

Carolina Hurricanes Gameday: Canes at Predators

The Carolina Hurricanes will begin their 2015-16 campaign, their 37th as a member of the National Hockey League since 1979, and the franchise’s 17th season in North Carolina since 1997, tonight on the road in Nashville against the Predators at Bridgestone Arena(8:00 p.m, FOX Sports Carolinas, Hurricanes Radio Network).  Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters addressed…

Justin Faulk named alternate captain for Hurricanes

RALEIGH, NC – Bill Peters, head coach of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has named defenseman Justin Faulk as one of the team’s alternate captains for the 2015-16 season, joining Hurricanes captain Eric Staal and alternate captain Jordan Staal as the team’s players with letters on their jerseys designating…

Checkers assign Agosta to Florida, Jared Staal released

The Charlotte Checkers reduced it’s training camp roster by 2 players today, as they assigned defenseman Justin Agosta to its ECHL affiliate, the Florida Everblades, and releasing forward Jared Staal. These moves reduced the training camp roster to 25 players, ahead of this upcoming Saturday’s season opener for Charlotte on the road in Iowa. Agosta,…