FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—February 19, 2007
RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned left wing Ryan Bayda to Albany of the American Hockey League. Bayda was recalled from Albany on Feb. 9 and played in three games with the Hurricanes during his third NHL stint of 2006-07.
In nine games with the Hurricanes in 2006-07, Bayda, 26, has scored one goal and earned one assist (2 points). For Albany, the Saskatoon, Sask., native has notched 15 goals and earned 12 assists (27 points) in 29 games. Bayda (5’11”, 185 lbs.) is in his sixth professional season and has played in 78 career NHL games with the Hurricanes, recording eight goals and 14 assists (22 points), while accumulating 40 penalty minutes. Carolina originally selected Bayda in the third round, 80th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, and re-acquired him as a free agent prior to the 2006-07 season.
The Carolina Hurricanes open a two-game home stand on Tuesday against Southeast Division rival Atlanta (7 p.m., Hurricanes Radio Network) before entertaining Philadelphia on Thursday (7 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network). Tickets for all Hurricanes home games are available at the RBC Center box office, all TicketMaster locations, by calling 919-834-4000 or via www.CarolinaHurricanes.com. For information on Hurricanes ticket packages, please call 1-866-NHL-CANES or visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com.