FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Nov. 20, 2005
RALEIGH, NC -- Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled left wing Andrew Ladd from Lowell of the American Hockey League. To make room for Ladd on the roster, defenseman Niclas Wallin was placed on injured reserve.
This marks Ladd's first NHL recall. The Hurricanes selected the Maple Ridge, B.C., native in the first round, fourth overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. After agreeing to a three-year entry level contract on Sept. 27, Ladd (6'2", 201 lbs.) was assigned to Lowell to begin the 2005-06 season on Sept. 30. The 19-year-old has scored seven goals and earned four assists (11 points) while accumulating 11 penalty minutes in 15 games with the Lock Monsters since returning from injuries that sidelined him during the Hurricanes' training camp.
Wallin is being placed on injured reserve following Saturday's surgery on his left wrist. He is expected to miss two to four weeks before returning to Carolina's lineup.
The Hurricanes return to the RBC Center on Sunday to face Southeast Division rival Tampa Bay (7 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network) in the first game of a four-game home stand. Individual game tickets for all Hurricanes home games in November, December and January can be purchased at the RBC Center box office, all TicketMaster locations, by calling 919-834-4000 or via CarolinaHurricanes.com. For information regarding season ticket packages and mini season-ticket plans, call 1-866-NHL-CANES.