RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Julien Gauthier from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Gauthier, 22, has registered 12 points (10g, 2a) in 22 AHL games with the Checkers this season. He leads Charlotte in goals and ranks fourth on the team in points. Gauthier has also skated in two NHL games this season, making his NHL debut on Oct. 11 vs. NY Islanders. The 6'4", 226-pound forward has posted 78 points (53g, 25a) in 162 career AHL games with Charlotte. He tallied eight points (5g, 3a) in 17 AHL playoff games last season as the Checkers captured their first-ever Calder Cup championship. The Pointe-aux-Trembles, Que., native represented Canada at the 2016 and 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships, winning silver in 2017. Gauthier was drafted by the Hurricanes in the first round, 21st overall, of the 2016 NHL Draft.