HURRICANES RECALL BRETT LYSAK FROM LOWELL
23-Year-Old Center to Join Carolina in PittsburghRALEIGH, N.C. (March 18, 2004) - Jim Rutherford, President / General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled center Brett Lysak (LI-zak) from Lowell of the American Hockey League. Lysak will join the Hurricanes in Pittsburgh for Friday's game against the Penguins at Mellon Arena (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net; Hurricanes Radio Network).
For Lysak, 23, this marks his first NHL recall since the Hurricanes drafted him in the second round, 49th overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. In 62 games with the Lock Monsters this season, Lysak (6' 0", 190 lbs.) ranks tied for second on the team with 17 goals, fifth with 31 points and has totaled 94 penalty minutes. Since turning professional prior to the 2001-02 season, the Edmonton, Alb., native has played in 164 games with Lowell, the Hurricanes' top minor-league affiliate, and registered 29 goals and 31 assists (60 points) while accumulating 179 penalty minutes. In 2001-02, Lysak played in 16 games with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL, scoring two goals and earning seven assists (9 points).
The Hurricanes continue their five-game road swing on Friday at Pittsburgh's Mellon Arena. After playing in Ottawa on Saturday, Carolina will return to Raleigh for a two-game home stand against Philadelphia (Tuesday, March 23) and Florida (Thursday, March 25). Individual game tickets for all remaining Hurricanes home games are available at the Dodge Box Office at the RBC Center, at all TicketMaster locations or by calling TicketMaster at 919-834-4000. For more information, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com.