RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice 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). In addition, the Hurricanes placed forward Jeff Skinner on injured reserve, retroactive to Oct. 5.
Boychuk, 25, has scored one goal in two games for the Checkers this season. The Airdrie, Alb., native appeared in 11 games with the Hurricanes in 2013-14, totaling four points (1g, 3a) and earning a plus-1 rating. Boychuk (5’10”, 185 lbs.) won the AHL’s Willie Marshall Award as that league’s top goal-scorer with 36 goals last season.
The Hurricanes’ first pick, 14th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Boychuk has tallied 24 points (9g, 15a) in 96 career NHL games with Carolina, Pittsburgh and Nashville.