RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned defenseman Brett Carson to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Carson was recalled from Charlotte on an emergency on Wednesday and played in the team’s game at Philadelphia on Thursday.
Carson, 25, has played in eight NHL games in 2010-11, earning a plus-4 rating and averaging 10:33 of ice time per game. In 36 AHL games this season with Charlotte, Carson (6’4”, 210 lbs.) has scored three goals, earned 14 assists (17 points) and posted a team-best plus-11 plus/minus rating. The Regina, Sask., native has played in 67 career NHL regular-season games, and has scored two goals and earned 10 assists (12 points). The Hurricanes drafted Carson in the fourth round, 109th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.