RALEIGH, NC - The Carolina Hurricanes today announced that the team has re-assigned forward Warren Foegele and defenseman Roland McKeown to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Charlotte, which currently sits in fourth place in the Atlantic Division, plays road games in Rochester and Syracuse this weekend.
Foegele, 21, scored his first NHL goal and earned his first assist in his NHL debut against Ottawa on Monday, and totaled three points (2g, 1a) in two NHL games for Carolina. The Markham, Ont., native has registered 42 points (26g, 16a) in 65 AHL games with Charlotte, and currently ranks first among AHL rookies in goals. Foegele (6'2", 190 lbs.) represented the Atlantic Division at the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic and was named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week on Oct. 10. He was drafted by the Hurricanes in the third round, 67th overall, in the 2014 NHL Draft.
McKeown, 22, has earned two assists in seven games with the Hurricanes this season. The Listowel, Ont., native made his NHL debut on Nov. 4 at Arizona and earned his first NHL points with two assists against Florida on Nov. 7. McKeown currently ranks third in the AHL in plus/minus (+35), and has totaled 23 points (7g, 16a) in 61 games for Charlotte this season. A second-round selection (50th overall) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2014 NHL Draft, McKeown (6'1", 195 lbs.) has totaled 35 points (8g, 27a) in 136 career AHL games for Charlotte. He was acquired by the Hurricanes from the Kings on Feb. 25, 2015, along with a first-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft (Julien Gauthier) in exchange for Andrej Sekera.