– Ron Francis
, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Brock McGinn
and defenseman Brett Pesce
from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
McGinn, 21, netted a pair of goals during Charlotte’s two road victories last weekend against Iowa. The Fergus, Ont., native has totaled 17 goals and 12 assists (29 points) in 79 games for the Checkers since turning professional. He totaled 172 points (93g, 79a) in 227 career Ontario Hockey League (OHL) games for Guelph between 2010 and 2014, helping the Storm reach the Memorial Cup championship game in 2014. Carolina’s second-round selection (47th overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft, McGinn (6’0”, 185 lbs.) is the younger brother of Buffalo Sabres forward Jamie McGinn and Syracuse Crunch (AHL) forward Tye McGinn.
Pesce, 20, earned a pair of assists during Charlotte’s opening weekend sweep of Iowa. The Tarrytown, NY, native is in his first full professional season after completing a three-year career at the University of New Hampshire with 43 points (11g, 32a) in 110 games. Pesce (6’3”, 200 lbs.) was selected by the Hurricanes in the third round (66th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft, and made his professional debut with Charlotte in April, notching one assist in four games.