RALEIGH, NC— Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled defenseman Bryan Rodney from the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League (AHL). Rodney will be available for the team’s game in Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon.
This marks Rodney’s fifth NHL recall of the season. The London, Ont., native, was most recently recalled on December 15, playing in three games before being reassigned to Albany on Dec. 20. In 10 NHL games with Carolina this season, Rodney, 25, has earned five assists and averaged 16:41 of ice time per game. He has scored seven goals and earned 28 assists in 54 AHL games this season with the River Rats. Rodney (6’0”, 195 lbs.) is in his fifth professional season and his second with the Hurricanes organization after signing with the club as a free agent on May 12, 2008. Rodney made his NHL debut with Carolina in 2008-09, and earned two assists in eight games with the Hurricanes. He has scored 15 goals and earned 74 assists (89 points) in 162 career AHL regular-season games with Hartford and Albany.