– Ron Francis
, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the Hurricanes have recalled defenseman Rasmus Rissanen
(RAS-muss RIHS-ah-nehn) from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Rissanen, 23, has netted one goal and added 10 assists (11 points) in 52 games for Charlotte this season. The Kuopio, Finland, native has totaled 36 points (7g, 29a) and 301 penalty minutes in 240 career AHL games with the Checkers. Selected by the Hurricanes in the sixth round, 178th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Rissanen played two seasons of junior hockey for Everett of the Western Hockey League (WHL) prior to turning professional. He has represented Finland in several international tournaments, including the 2008 U-18 World Junior Championship and the 2011 World Junior Championship.