RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Zach Boychuk from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Boychuk is being recalled on an emergency basis for Patrick Dwyer, who suffered a lower-body injury on Saturday against Florida.
This marks the second NHL recall of the season for Boychuk, 22, who notched two assists in 13 games with the Hurricanes from Oct. 25 - Nov. 20. The Airdrie, Alb., native ranks second among Charlotte skaters in goals (14) and third in points (32), skating in 45 games on the AHL level this season. Drafted by the Hurricanes in the first round, 14th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Boychuk has totaled seven goals and 11 assists (18 points) in 69 career NHL games with Carolina, and 134 points (51g, 83a) in 159 career AHL games with Albany and Charlotte.