– Ron Francis
, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Sergey Tolchinsky
from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Tolchinsky will be available to play on Thursday night, when the Hurricanes host the New York Rangers.
Tolchinsky, 21, ranks fourth among Checkers skaters this season with 32 points (11g, 21a) in 65 games played. The Moscow native is in his first full professional season, after signing with the Hurricanes as an undrafted free agent on Aug. 22, 2013. Prior to turning professional, he totaled 237 points (87g, 150a) in 189 career Ontario Hockey League (OHL) games with Sault Ste. Marie. He has represented Russia in several international tournaments including the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, where Russia won gold, the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship and the 2015 World Junior Championship, winning silver. This marks the first NHL recall for Tolchinsky (5’8”, 170 lbs.).