– Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned defenseman Justin Faulk
to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). It will mark the second AHL stint this season for Faulk, who registered two points (1g, 1a) in three games with Charlotte from Oct. 21-23. He was recalled to Carolina on Monday, but did not skate in the team’s game against Ottawa on Tuesday.
Faulk, 19, made his NHL debut with the Hurricanes in the team’s season opener on Oct. 7 against Tampa Bay. The South St. Paul, MN, native has played in three games with the Hurricanes this season, averaging 18:59 of ice time per game. Faulk (6’0”, 205 lbs.) is in his first full professional season after winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association championship with the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs in 2010-11. The Hurricanes drafted Faulk in the second round, 37th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.