RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned defenseman Jake Bean to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Bean, 20, ranks tied for first in goals (10) and second in points (33) among rookie AHL defensemen while playing in 56 games this season. The 6'1", 181-pound defensemen earned his first NHL recall earlier this season on Nov. 25. He made his NHL debut at Montreal on Nov. 27 and played two games for the Hurricanes before being reassigned to Charlotte on Dec. 1. The Calgary, Alta., native was drafted by Carolina in the first round, 13th overall, of the 2016 NHL Draft.