RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Patrick Brown and defenseman Jake Bean from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis.
Brown, 26, has appeared in eight games with the Hurricanes this postseason, making his playoff debut against Washington in Game 4 of the First Round on April 18. He served as the Checkers' captain in 2018-19 as Charlotte captured the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy as the AHL's regular season champions. The 5'11", 214-pound forward tallied 35 points (19g, 16a) in 70 AHL games this season and has registered 125 points (53g, 72a) in 334 career AHL regular-season games. Brown has recorded two points (1g, 1a) in 28 career NHL games with the Hurricanes, making his NHL debut on Oct. 10, 2014. The Bloomfield Hills, Mich., native was signed by the Hurricanes as an undrafted free agent on April 12, 2014.
Bean, 20, finished second among AHL rookie defensemen in goals (13) and points (44) and third in assists (31) during the regular season. He was named to the 2018-19 AHL All-Rookie Team and has registered two assists in four AHL playoff games this postseason. He skated in a pair of regular season games with the Hurricanes during the regular season, making his NHL debut on Nov. 27 at Montreal. The Calgary, Alta., native was drafted by Carolina in the first round, 13th overall, of the 2016 NHL Draft.