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 Roland McKeown (mick-CUE-in) from the American Hockey League's (AHL) Charlotte Checkers.
McKeown, who turned 22 today, has earned two assists in two games with the Hurricanes this season. The Listowel, Ont., native made his NHL/Hurricanes debut on Nov. 4 at Arizona and earned his first NHL points with two assists against Florida on Nov. 7. McKeown currently ranks tied for fifth in the AHL in plus/minus (+22) and had notched 13 points (3g, 10a) in 37 games with the Checkers this season.
Selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round (50th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft, McKeown (6'1", 195 lbs.) has totaled 25 points (4g, 21a) in 112 career AHL games for Charlotte. He was acquired by the Hurricanes from the Kings on Feb. 25, 2015, along with a first-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft (Julien Gauthier) in exchange for Andrej Sekera.