– Ron Francis
, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled defenseman Ryan Murphy
from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). The Hurricanes have also reassigned defenseman Jaccob Slavin
(SLAY-vihn) to Charlotte.
Murphy, 22, netted a goal and earned two assists (3 points) in two games with Charlotte this past weekend. He had been assigned to the AHL after being cleared of symptoms from a concussion, which he suffered in Carolina’s game against Philadelphia on Nov. 14. The Aurora, Ont., native has recorded four assists in 17 games played with the Hurricanes this season, and 29 points (6g, 23a) in 106 career NHL games with Carolina. The Hurricanes drafted Murphy (5’11”, 185 lbs.) in the first round, 12th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft.
Slavin, 21, earned one assist in six games during his first NHL stint. The Erie, CO, native made his NHL debut for the Hurricanes on Nov. 20 against Toronto, and earned his first NHL point with an assist in Monday night’s game against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Slavin (6’2”, 205 lbs.) is second among Charlotte defensemen with seven assists in 14 AHL games this season, and leads all Checkers skaters with a plus-6 plus/minus rating. The Hurricanes drafted Slavin in the fourth round, 120th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft, and he is in his first professional season after playing two years of collegiate hockey at Colorado College.