RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned forward Patrick Brown and defenseman Jake Bean to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Brown, 26, recorded 35 points (19g, 16a) in 70 AHL games with the Checkers during the regular season. The 5'11", 214-pound forward has skated in eight NHL playoff games with the Hurricanes this postseason after making his playoff debut on April 18 vs. Washington. Brown has tallied 125 points (53g, 72a) in 334 career AHL games with Charlotte and has posted two points (1g, 1a) in 28 career NHL games with Carolina. The Bloomfield Hills, Mich., native was signed by the Hurricanes as an undrafted free agent out of Boston College on April 12, 2014.
Bean, 20, registered 44 points (13g, 31a) in 70 AHL games with Charlotte during the regular season and was named to the 2018-19 AHL All-Rookie team. The 6'1", 181-pound defenseman made his NHL debut on Nov. 27 at Montreal and skated in two games for Carolina in 2018-19. The Calgary, Alta., native was drafted by Carolina in the first round, 13th overall, of the 2016 NHL Draft.