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Canes Assign Zach Boychuk to Charlotte

Forward ranks third among Checkers in goals this season

Saturday, 03.23.2013 / 12:00 PM / News
By Terrell Williams
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Canes Assign Zach Boychuk to Charlotte
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RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has assigned forward Zach Boychuk to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Boychuk, 23, appeared in Carolina’s season opener on Jan. 19 against the Florida Panthers and was then a healthy extra for four games before being placed on waivers and subsequently claimed by Pittsburgh on Jan. 31. The Airdrie, Alb., native played in seven games for the Penguins from Feb. 2-13 prior to being acquired on waivers by the Nashville Predators on March 5. He scored one goal and earned one assist (2 points) in five games with the Predators, and has totaled two points (1g, 1a) and six penalty minutes in 13 total NHL games this season with Carolina, Pittsburgh and Nashville.

Prior to the end of the NHL work stoppage, Boychuk earned 32 points (16g, 16a) in 37 games for Carolina’s top American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate in Charlotte. He ranks third in goals and fifth in points among Checkers skaters despite not having played a game with the team since Jan. 11. Drafted by the Hurricanes in the first round (14th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Boychuk has scored eight goals and earned 12 assists (20 points) in 85 career NHL games with the Hurricanes, Penguins and Predators.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 PIT 20 14 4 2 72 46 30
3 NYI 21 15 6 0 69 57 30
4 TBL 22 14 6 2 77 60 30
5 DET 21 11 5 5 59 52 27
6 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
7 TOR 21 11 8 2 67 63 24
8 OTT 21 10 7 4 58 56 24
9 NYR 20 9 7 4 57 58 22
10 WSH 20 9 8 3 56 54 21
11 NJD 22 9 10 3 53 63 21
12 FLA 19 7 6 6 41 51 20
13 PHI 20 8 9 3 57 61 19
14 CAR 20 6 11 3 48 62 15
15 CBJ 21 6 13 2 51 76 14
16 BUF 21 6 13 2 36 70 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Nash 20 4 11 1 15
E. Staal 15 6 7 -6 13
J. Faulk 20 2 10 -8 12
J. Skinner 16 5 6 -4 11
J. Tlusty 20 8 2 -11 10
E. Lindholm 20 6 4 -3 10
N. Gerbe 16 2 6 3 8
A. Sekera 19 0 8 -3 8
C. Terry 17 4 3 1 7
V. Rask 20 3 2 -7 5
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 6 7 1 .903 2.71
A. Khudobin 0 4 2 .898 2.97