RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the Pittsburgh Penguins have claimed forward Zach Boychuk on waivers.
Boychuk, 23, appeared in Carolina’s season opener against the Florida Panthers and was a healthy extra for four games. The Airdrie, Alb., native has 32 points (16g, 16a) in 37 games for Charlotte this season, ranking first among Checkers in goals and points. Drafted by the Hurricanes in the first round (14th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Boychuk has scored seven goals and earned 11 assists (18 points) in 73 career NHL games with the Hurricanes.
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