RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Drayson Bowman from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Bowman, 22, began the 2010-11 season with Carolina, and played in the Hurricanes’ first eight games before being assigned to Charlotte on Oct. 31. Bowman (6’1”, 190 lbs.), who was born in Grand Rapids, MI, but raised in Littleton, CO, is in his second professional season and has scored 12 goals and earned 18 assists (30 points) in 51 games this season with the Checkers. In 107 career AHL games with Carolina’s top minor-league affiliates, he has scored 29 goals and earned 33 assists (62 points). Bowman made his NHL debut with the Hurricanes on Jan. 16, 2010, and has scored two goals in 17 career NHL games. The Hurricanes drafted Bowman in the third round, 72nd overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.