RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the 1999 Southeast Division Champion Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled defenseman Dave Karpa from its International Hockey League affiliate, the Cincinnati Cyclones.
Karpa rejoins the Hurricanes after being assigned to the Cyclones on October 4, 1999. He has not played for the Hurricanes this season. With Cincinnati, Karpa has played 39 games, totaling one goal and eight assists for nine points and 147 penalty minutes. He leads the Cyclones in penalty minutes.
Karpa, 28, completed his first season with Carolina last year totaling two points (0g, 2a) in 33 games. Acquired along with a fourth-round pick in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft from the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in exchange of Stu Grimson and Kevin Haller on August 11, 1998, Karpa missed 49 games last season due to a torn ACL and MCL in his knee and a bruised shoulder. Karpa returned to the lineup in April and played two games during the 1999 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Boston Bruins. Selected by Quebec in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, Karpa (6’1”, 210 lbs.) has totaled 70 points (12g, 58a) in 356 games with the Quebec Nordiques, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Hurricanes will face-off against the New Jersey Devils tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. The Hurricanes will skate at 10:30 a.m. while the Devils will practice at 11:30 a.m. at the Entertainment and Sports Arena.