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 goaltender Daniel Altshuller from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Altshuller has been recalled after goaltender Cam Ward suffered a lower-body injury in Saturday’s game against the New York Islanders.
This marks the second NHL recall for Altshuller, as he served as Carolina’s backup for four games from Jan. 21-26, prior to the NHL’s All-Star break. The 21-year-old has posted a 9-6-3 record with a 2.55 goals-against average, a .913 save percentage and one shutout in 19 games for Charlotte this season. Prior to joining the Checkers, he appeared in 14 games for the Florida Everblades of the ECHL, leading all ECHL netminders in goals-against average (1.58), save percentage (.941) and shutouts (3), while compiling a record of 10-3-0.
Carolina’s third-round selection, 69th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft, Altshuller (6’3”, 205 lbs.) is in his second professional season after completing a three-year career in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with Oshawa. The Ottawa, Ont., native was 78-47-8 with a 2.80 goals-against average and five shutouts in 140 career games for the Generals.