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Canes Recall Keane, Warm to Taxi Squad

Bibeau, Ryan reassigned to Chicago

by Canes PR @Canes / News Release

RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled defenseman Joey Keane and goaltender Beck Warm to the team's taxi squad from the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL). Defenseman Joakim Ryan and goaltender Antoine Bibeau have been reassigned to Chicago.

Keane, 21, has tallied eight assists in 13 AHL games with the Wolves this season. He ranks second on the team and tied for third in the league in that category. The 6'0", 187-pound defenseman skated in 58 AHL games with Charlotte and Hartford in 2019-20, earning 37 points (9g, 28a). Prior to turning professional, Keane recorded 102 points (21g, 81a) in 195 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) games with Barrie and London from 2016-19. He was a teammate of Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov with Barrie in 2017-18. Keane also spent the 2015-16 season with Dubuque of the United States Hockey League (USHL), registering 11 points (2g, 9a) in 55 games. The Chicago, Ill., native was acquired from the New York Rangers in exchange for Julien Gauthier on Feb. 18, 2020.

Warm, 21, has posted a 5-1-0 record with a 2.02 goals-against average, a .944 save percentage and one shutout in six AHL games with Chicago in 2020-21. His save percentage and goals-against average rank third and seventh, respectively, among AHL goaltenders this season. The 6'0", 172-pound goaltender played 150 career Western Hockey League (WHL) games with Tri-City and Edmonton, earning a 71-56-13 record with a 3.15 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage. Warm was also named to the WHL West Second All-Star Team in 2018-19. He was a teammate of Hurricanes forward Morgan Geekie with Tri-City from 2015-2018. The Whistler, B.C., native signed a two-year, entry-level contract with Carolina on March 6.

Ryan, 27, has yet to appear in an NHL game this season. The 5'11", 185-pound defenseman has tallied 24 points (4g, 20a) in 141 career NHL games with San Jose and New Jersey. Before making his NHL debut, he spent parts of four AHL seasons with the San Jose Barracuda from 2015-17, earning 81 points (13g, 68a) in 140 games. Ryan ranked tied for fifth among AHL defensemen in 2016-17 with 49 points (10g, 39a) in 65 games. Before turning professional, he played 123 games with Cornell from 2011-15, registering 78 points (19g, 59a). Ryan also earned 32 points (3g, 29a) in 53 USHL games with Dubuque in 2010-11. The Rumson, N.J., native was signed by Carolina as a free agent on Oct. 12, 2020. 

Bibeau, 26, was recalled to the Hurricanes' taxi squad on March 9 and has yet to appear in an NHL game in 2020-21. The 6'3", 205-pound goaltender is 1-1-1 with a 2.60 goals-against average and a .901 save percentage in three AHL games with the Wolves this season. Selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the sixth round, 172nd overall, at the 2013 NHL Draft, Bibeau made his NHL debut for the Maple Leafs during the 2016-17 season and has a career NHL record of 2-1-0 with a 2.54 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage. Prior to turning professional, Bibeau won the 2014 Guy Lafleur Trophy as the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's playoff most valuable player after leading Val d'Or to the President's Cup championship. The Victoriaville, Que., native was signed by Carolina as a free agent on Oct. 22, 2020.

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