– Ron Francis
, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the Hurricanes have recalled forward Brendan Woods
from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Woods will join the Hurricanes in New Jersey for Tuesday’s game at Prudential Center against the Devils.
This marks the first NHL recall for the 22-year-old Woods, who is in his second full professional season. The Humboldt, Sask., native has played in all 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.
Prior to turning professional, Woods spent two seasons at the University of Wisconsin. In 75 collegiate games with the Badgers, he notched 10 goals, earned 12 assists (22 points) and totaled 114 penalty minutes, including a team-high 67 penalty minutes in 2011-12. The Hurricanes drafted Woods in the fifth round, 129th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft.