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 defenseman Ryan Murphy and forwards Brock McGinn and Derek Ryan from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Murphy, 22, has earned four assists in 19 NHL games this season, to go along with seven goals and 15 assists (22 points) in 30 Checkers games. The Aurora, Ont., native has scored six goals and earned 23 assists (29 points) in 108 NHL games with Carolina since the team drafted him in the first round, 12th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft.
McGinn, 21, has totaled four points (3g, 1a) in 19 games in the NHL this season. The Fergus, Ont., native has netted 14 goals and added 14 assists (28 points) in 38 games with Charlotte this season, and has earned 55 points (29g, 26a) in 115 career AHL games. Prior to turning professional, McGinn totaled 172 points (93g, 79a) in 227 career Ontario Hockey League (OHL) games for Guelph between 2010 and 2014, helping the Storm reach the Memorial Cup championship game in 2014. McGinn (6’0”, 185 lbs.) was Carolina’s second-round selection (47th overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft.
This marks the first career NHL recall for Ryan, 29. The Spokane, WA, native leads all Checkers skaters in goals (17) and points (42) this season, in 55 games played. Ryan totaled 15 goals and 45 assists (60 points) in 55 games for Orebro of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) in 2014-15, earning Forward of the Year and Most Valuable Player honors in the SHL. Prior to playing in Sweden, Ryan (5’10”, 170 lbs.) spent three seasons in the Austrian league after completing a collegiate career at the University of Alberta. Ryan also played parts of four seasons with the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League, the final two of which were under current Hurricanes Head Coach Bill Peters.