RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned center Brody Sutter and defenseman Ryan Murphy to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Sutter, 23, made his NHL debut in Carolina’s 2-1 shootout loss against the New York Rangers on Oct. 16, and has averaged 7:26 of ice time in four games with the Hurricanes. The Viking, Alb., native is in his third full professional season and has also played in five of Charlotte’s games, netting one goal. Sutter (6’5”, 203 lbs.) notched eight goals and earned 20 assists (28 points) in 69 games with the Checkers in 2013-14, and has scored 13 goals and earned 22 assists in 101 career AHL games with Charlotte since turning professional. The Hurricanes drafted Sutter in the seventh round, 193rd overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Murphy, 21, has one assist and ranks second among Hurricanes defensemen with 13 shots on net in six games this season. The Aurora, Ont., native is in his second full professional season, after notching 12 points (2g, 10a) in 48 games for the Hurricanes in 2013-14. Carolina’s first-round selection, 12th overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Murphy (5’11”, 185 lbs.) has totaled 13 points (2g, 11a) and 14 penalty minutes in 58 career NHL games.