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…

Lake Erie gets best of Checkers in win

In Cleveland tonight, the Charlotte Checkers played the 9th of their season-opening 10-game road trip against one of the top defensive team in the American Hockey League, the Lake Erie Monsters, and the Monsters proved that they were too much for the Checkers as they would come away with a 3-2 win on their home…

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…