RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Zach Boychuk from the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League (AHL). Boychuk is eligible to play in the Hurricanes’ game tonight at the RBC Center against the New Jersey Devils.
This marks the fifth NHL recall of 2009-10 for Boychuk, 20, who has earned three assists in 11 games this season with the Hurricanes. The Airdrie, Alb., native ranks tied for second among River Rats skaters with 27 points and ranks third on the team with 12 goals. Drafted in the first round, 14th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Boychuk totaled 110 goals and 161 assists (271 points) in 237 career Western Hockey League (WHL) games for Lethbridge.