Players will join AHL affiliate for end of regular season and playoffs
RALEIGH, NC— Ron Francis, Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Development for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned Tim Conboy and Jeff Hamilton to their top minor-league affiliate, the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League (AHL). Conboy and Hamilton will join Albany for the remainder of the regular season and the Calder Cup playoffs.
Conboy, 26, spent the final eight weeks of the NHL’s regular season with the Hurricanes, totaling five assists and 60 penalty minutes in 19 games with the Hurricanes. The Farmington, MN, native had one goal and two assists (3 points) and led the River Rats with 189 penalty minutes prior to his recall to Carolina on Feb. 14. Conboy was named the Albany River Rats' "Man of the Year" this season for his outstanding contributions and community work in the Albany area
Hamilton, 30, totaled nine goals and 15 assists (24 points) in 58 NHL games this season with the Hurricanes, and has now totaled 29 goals and 42 assists (71 points) in 142 NHL games with the New York Islanders, Chicago Blackhawks and Hurricanes.. The Englewood, OH, native also notched three goals and six assists during a nine-game stint this year with Albany in the AHL from Feb 26 to March 17.