RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned forward Patrick Brown to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). He will join the Checkers for their 1 p.m. game today at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte against the Chicago Wolves.
Brown, 24, played in 14 games with the Hurricanes following his recall from Charlotte on March 1, and now has played in 28 career NHL games, notching one goal and earning one assist (2 points). The Bloomfield Hills, MI, native scored 11 goals and earned nine assists (20 points) in 54 games this season with the Checkers prior to his recall. Brown (6'1", 210 lbs.) has scored 26 goals and earned 29 assists (55 points) in 184 career AHL regular-season games with Charlotte since beginning his professional career in 2014-15. The Hurricanes signed Brown as a free agent in April 2014, after he completed his four-year collegiate career at Boston College.