RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Clark Bishop from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Additionally, the team has reassigned forward Eetu Luostarinen to the Checkers.
Bishop, 23, has recorded three assists in 19 AHL games this season with Charlotte. The 6'1", 204-pound forward has posted three points (1g, 2a) in 20 career regular-season NHL games with the Hurricanes and skated in two Stanley Cup Playoff games last season. Bishop has tallied 43 points (12g, 31a) in 167 career regular-season AHL games with the Checkers. He registered three points (2g, 1a) during the 2019 AHL postseason as Charlotte captured their first-ever Calder Cup Championship. The St. John's, N.L., native was drafted by the Hurricanes in the fifth round, 127th overall, of the 2014 NHL Draft.
Luostarinen, 21, made his NHL debut against the New York Rangers on Nov. 7 and has posted one assist in eight NHL games this season. He has tallied eight points (5g, 3a) in 12 AHL games with Charlotte in 2019-20, ranking tied for second on the Checkers in goals. The 6'3", 186-pound forward played three seasons for KalPa (Finland) from 2016-19, recording 63 points (24g, 39a) in 141 career Liiga games. He represented Finland at the 2019 IIHF World Championship, appearing in four games and winning gold. The Siilinjarvi, Finland, native was drafted by the Hurricanes in the second round, 42nd overall, of the 2017 NHL Draft.