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 Phil Di Giuseppe to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Di Giuseppe, 23, has earned two points (1g, 1a) in 18 games this season with the Hurricanes, including the overtime game-winning goal on Dec. 4 against Tampa Bay. The Maple, Ont., native posted seven points (2g, 5a) in eight games with Charlotte during his first AHL stint this season, from Nov. 12-27. In 59 career NHL games with Carolina, Di Giuseppe (6'0", 200 lbs.) has notched eight goals and earned 11 assists (19 points), and he has posted 21 goals and 35 assists (56 points) in 112 career AHL games with the Checkers. The Hurricanes drafted Di Giuseppe in the second round, 38th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft.