RALEIGH, NC (February 5, 2001) – Jim Rutherford, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced today the team has recalled goaltender Tyler Moss and forward Craig Adams from the Cincinnati Cyclones of the International Hockey League (IHL). Carolina has reassigned goaltender Jean-Marc Pelletier to Cincinnati.
Moss, 25, compiled a record of 5-3 with a goals against average of 2.85 and a .906 save percentage since joining the Cyclones on Jan. 17. Moss, who played in seven games with Carolina this season, had not appeared in a game for the Hurricanes since December 9 – a span of 15 games – at the time of his assignment. Moss had totaled a 1-4 record with a 4.22 goals against average with Carolina this season. Moss signed as a free agent with Carolina during the off-season and has played in 24 career NHL games, notching a 6-14-1 record with a 3.20 goals against average playing with Carolina and the Calgary Flames.
Adams, 23, tallied one assist and nine penalty minutes in four games with the Cyclones. Adams saw action in 25 games this season with the Hurricanes before being assigned to Cincinnati on Jan. 29. He had one goal, 15 penalty minutes and had been a healthy scratch for 11 consecutive games at the time of his reassignment.
Pelletier, 22, was reassigned to Cincinnati just prior to the NHL All-Star Break. He did not play in a game with the Hurricanes, serving as backup to goaltender Arturs Irbe for eight games. Pelletier had collected a record of 7-5 with a save percentage of .910 and a goals against average of 2.89 with the Cyclones this season before his recall to Carolina. Pelletier was acquired by Carolina along with Rod Brind’Amour and a second-round pick in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft for Keith Primeau and a fifth-round pick in the 2000 draft.