RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned forward Riley Nash to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Nash, 22, played three games with the Hurricanes following his Jan. 30 recall, and has recorded one assist and averaged 10:34 of ice time in five games for the Hurricanes this season. The Consort, Alb. native has scored six goals and earned 12 assists (18 points) in 41 games with the Checkers in 2011-12. Nash (6’1”, 191 lbs.) is in his second professional season following three years with the Cornell Big Red of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC), and has totaled 50 points (20g, 30a) in 120 career AHL games with Charlotte. He averaged a point per game at Cornell, with 37 goals and 65 assists (102 points) in 102 games. A first-round pick (21st overall in 2007) of the Edmonton Oilers in 2007, Nash was acquired by Carolina on June 26, 2010, in exchange for a 2010 second-round pick.