RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned center Jeremy Welsh to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). He is eligible to play in Charlotte’s game against Abbotsford today at noon.
Welsh, 24, is in his first full professional season. He appeared in one game for the Hurricanes, skating 5:46 of ice time during the team’s home opener against Tampa Bay. The Bayfield, Ont., native has 13 points (6g, 7a) in 39 games for Charlotte in 2012-13. Welsh made his NHL debut for the Hurricanes in the team’s final game of the 2011-12 season, and has now played two career NHL games with Carolina, totaling four penalty minutes. Prior to turning professional, Welsh completed a three-year collegiate career for Union College of ECAC Hockey with 100 points (53g, 47a) in 119 games.
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