RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned defenseman Joey Keane to the team's taxi squad from the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Keane, 22, has skated in one career NHL game, as he made his NHL/Hurricanes debut in Carolina's regular-season finale at Nashville last season. The 6'0", 187-pound defenseman has recorded 15 points (2g, 13a) in 29 AHL games with Chicago in 2021-22 and leads all Wolves defensemen in assists and points. Keane has registered 65 points (11g, 54a) in 111 career AHL games with Hartford, Charlotte and Chicago from 2019-22, and he was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team and represented Hartford at the AHL All-Star Classic in 2019-20. Prior to turning professional, Keane recorded 102 points (21g, 81a) in 195 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) games with Barrie and London from 2016-19. During the 2017-18 season, he was a teammate of Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov with Barrie and served as one of the Colts' alternate captains. The Chicago, Ill., native also spent the 2015-16 season with Dubuque of the United States Hockey League (USHL), registering 11 points (2g, 9a) in 55 games. Selected by the New York Rangers in the third round, 88th overall, of the 2018 NHL Draft, he was acquired from New York in exchange for Julien Gauthier on Feb. 18, 2020.