RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the Hurricanes have reassigned forward Brendan Woods to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Woods made his NHL debut on Tuesday at Prudential Center in Carolina’s 2-1 shootout win against the New Jersey Devils.
Woods, 22, is in his second full professional season. The Humboldt, Sask., native has played in all 29 Checkers games this season, and ranks tied for fourth among Charlotte skaters with 13 points (6g, 7a). In 73 career AHL games with the Checkers, Woods (6’4”, 210 lbs.) has scored 11 goals and earned 10 assists (21 points), while accumulating 104 penalty minutes. The Hurricanes drafted Woods in the fifth round, 129th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft.