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Checkers Win Wild Game 1 to Take Series Lead

April 20, 2019 - PROVIDENCE, RI - The first game of Charlotte's playoff run was a wild one, with the Checkers notching a thrilling 5-4 win in Providence. Things started out strong for the visitors, as Morgan Geekie lit the lamp twice in the first four minutes of play. The Bruins wouldn't roll over, however, punching back with three straight tallies to grab themselves the lead before the first buzzer. The Checkers took back the momentum in the middle frame, with Tomas Jurco chipping in a power-play strike to even the score early and t... Full Story

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Canes Recall Saarela from Charlotte

April 19, 2019 - RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Aleksi Saarela from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis and reassigned defenseman Jake Bean to Charlotte. Saarela, 22, posted 54 points (30g, 24a) in 69 AHL games with the Checkers this season, leading the team in goals and setting career highs in goals, assists and points. The 5'10", 200-pound forward tied for the AHL ... Full Story

Alex Nedeljkovic Named AHL's Outstanding Goaltender

April 17, 2019 - The American Hockey League today announced that the Checkers' Alex Nedeljkovic has won the Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award as its outstanding goaltender for the 2018-19 season. In his third professional campaign, Nedeljkovic, 23, posted a 34-9-5 record, giving him at least six more wins than any other goaltender, and also led the league with a 2.26 goals-against average. The Carolina Hurricanes' second-round pick in 2014 also tied for ninth in the league with a career-best .916 save percentage and tied for third with ... Full Story

Canes Sign Pritchard to Entry-Level Contract

April 17, 2019 - RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed forward Jacob Pritchard to a one-year, entry-level contract. The deal is for the 2019-20 season and will pay him $750,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level, and he receives a signing bonus of $92,500. Pritchard will report to Charlotte for the remainder of this season on an amateur try-out agreement. "Jacob had a very productive year playing for one of the top t... Full Story

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League: American Hockey League
Home: Charlotte, North Carolina
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