RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Riley Nash from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
This marks the second career NHL recall for Nash, 22, who recorded one assist and averaged 10:46 of ice time in two games for the Hurricanes in December. The Consort, Alb. native has scored six goals and earned 12 assists (18 points) in 41 games for the Checkers this season. Nash (6’1”, 191 lbs.) is in his second professional season following three years with the Cornell Big Red of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC), and has totaled 50 points (20g, 30a) in 120 career AHL games with Charlotte. Nash (6’1”, 191 lbs.) averaged a point per game at Cornell, with 37 goals and 65 assists (102 points) in 102 games. He is a former first-round (21st overall in 2007) of the Edmonton Oilers, and was acquired by Carolina on June 26, 2010, in exchange for a 2010 second-round pick.