– Ron Francis
, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the Hurricanes have reassigned forward Brendan Woods
to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Woods, 22, played in his second NHL game on Saturday, a 2-1 Carolina loss at Tampa Bay. The Humboldt, Sask., native made his NHL debut last Tuesday in Carolina’s 2-1 shootout win at Prudential Center against the New Jersey Devils. He has played in 29 Checkers games this season, and ranks tied for fourth among Charlotte skaters with 13 points (6g, 7a). In 73 career AHL games with the Checkers, Woods (6’4”, 210 lbs.) has scored 11 goals and earned 10 assists (21 points), while accumulating 104 penalty minutes. The Hurricanes drafted Woods in the fifth round, 129th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft.