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‘CANES ASSIGN BRYAN BICKELL TO CHARLOTTE

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has assigned left wing Bryan Bickell to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Bickell is expected to play for the Checkers Saturday at Bojangles Arena in Charlotte, marking his first game action since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) last fall.

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‘CANES DEAL HAINSEY TO PENGUINS FOR PICK, KRISTO

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired a second-round selection in the 2017 NHL Draft and forward Danny Kristo from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for defenseman Ron Hainsey.

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‘CANES TO HOST “YOU CAN PLAY” NIGHT ON FRIDAY

RALEIGH, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes today announced the details of their You Can Play Night, to be held on Friday, as the team hosts the Ottawa Senators. All 30 NHL teams are participating in this league-wide initiative as part of the NHL’s Hockey is for Everyone program.

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‘CANES ACQUIRE PHILIP SAMUELSSON FROM CANADIENS

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired defenseman Philip Samuelsson from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for defenseman Keegan Lowe.

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KIDS ‘N COMMUNITY FOUNDATION WINS TBJ AWARD

RALEIGH, NC – The Triangle Business Journal has announced the winners of its 2017 Corporate Philanthropy Awards, selecting the Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation as one of its winners in the “organizations” category. The winners will be honored in an event to be held on March 21 at Marbles Kids Museum.

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‘CANES RECALL DI GIUSEPPE FROM CHARLOTTE

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 forward Phil Di Giuseppe from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Forward Ty Rattie has been re-claimed by the St. Louis Blues on waivers.

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KARMANOS STATEMENT ON PASSING OF MIKE ILITCH

RALEIGH, NC – Peter Karmanos Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Owner and Governor of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today issued the following statement on the passing of Detroit Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch.

“Mike Ilitch and I shared a love for the sport of hockey and for the city of Detroit,” said Karmanos. “Though we were rivals on the ice when it came to Little Caesars versus Compuware and the Red Wings against the Hurricanes, I have great respect for what he accomplished as a businessman and owner. My deepest condolences to his family and the Detroit Red Wings.”

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