RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forwards Patrick Brown and Sergey Tolchinsky from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Brown and Tolchinsky will join the Hurricanes for the team’s game at Boston on Tuesday.
Brown, 23, has appeared in five NHL games for the Hurricanes this season, totaling one goal and one assist. The Bloomfield Hills, MI, native ranks tied for fifth among Checkers skaters with 13 goals in 66 AHL games this season. Brown (6’1”, 210 lbs.) played four seasons at Boston College before turning professional, and was a member of the Eagles’ 2012 NCAA championship team. He signed with Carolina as a free agent in April 2014, and has earned two points (1g, 1a) in 12 career NHL games, and 33 points (15g, 18a) in 126 career AHL games.
Tolchinsky, 21, made his NHL debut for the Hurricanes on March 31 against the New York Rangers, earning his first NHL point with an assist on Justin Faulk’s second-period goal. The Moscow native ranks fourth among Checkers skaters this season with 36 points (14g, 22a) in 67 games played. Tolchinsky (5’8”, 170 lbs.) is in his first full professional season, after signing with the Hurricanes as an undrafted free agent on Aug. 22, 2013. Prior to turning professional, he totaled 237 points (87g, 150a) in 189 career Ontario Hockey League (OHL) games with Sault Ste. Marie. He has represented Russia in several international tournaments, including the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, where Russia won gold, the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship and the 2015 World Junior Championship, winning silver.