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, made his playoff debut on April 18 vs. Washington and has played eight playoff games for the Hurricanes this postseason. The 5'11", 214-pound forward registered 35 points (19g, 16a) in 70 AHL games while serving as captain of the Checkers in 2018-19. Brown has recorded two points (1g, 1a) in 28 career regular season games with Carolina and has posted 125 points (53g, 72a) in 334 career AHL games with Charlotte. 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, was named to the 2018-19 AHL All-Rookie team after registering 44 points (13g, 31a) in 70 games with the Checkers. The 6'1", 181-pound defenseman skated in a pair of NHL games with the Hurricanes, making his NHL debut at Montreal on Nov. 27. The Calgary, Alta., native was drafted by Carolina in the first round, 13th overall, of the 2016 NHL Draft.