RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired center Luke Pither (PIH-tuhr) from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for goaltender Brian Boucher and defenseman Mark Alt. Pither will be assigned to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired center Stefan Chaput and right wing Matt Kennedy from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for center Ryan Carter.
Chaput, 22 (3/11/88), has played in 20 games with Charlotte this season, Carolina’s primary American Hockey League affiliate (AHL), recording three assists with nine penalty minutes (PIM). He was drafted by Carolina in the fifth round (153rd overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-0, 192-pound forward scored 10-28=38 points with 18 PIM with Albany (AHL) last season.
RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has claimed right wing Troy Bodie on waivers from the Anaheim Ducks.
“Troy is a gritty player who gets up and down the ice well,” said Rutherford. “He has good size and will add a physical presence to our corps of forwards.”
Bodie, 25, has played in nine games with the Ducks this season, earning one assist and registering seven penalty minutes. The Portage La Prairie, Man., native is in his fifth professional season, and third season with Anaheim. In 57 career NHL regular-season games with the Ducks, Bodie (6’4”, 213 lbs.) has scored five goals, earned three assists (8 points) and accumulated 87 penalty minutes. Anaheim drafted Bodie in the ninth round, 278th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA —Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have acquired a fifth round draft choice in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for the rights to prospect Jared Staal.
The draft choice, which was previously acquired by Carolina from Nashville, currently gives the Coyotes five picks in the upcoming Entry Draft, including two first round choices. The 2010 Entry Draft will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles on June 25-26.
Staal, 19, recorded 12-37-49 and 57 penalty minutes (PIM) in 59 games for Sudbury of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) this season. The forward was originally drafted by the Coyotes in the second round (49th overall) of the 2008 Entry Draft.
RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the team has signed free agent forward Michael Ryan to a one-year contract. Ryan will be paid $475,000 at the NHL level or $75,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level, with a guarantee of at least $100,000.
“Michael is an experienced forward who will add depth to our organization,” said Rutherford. “He will be assigned to Albany at this time, but is capable of contributing on the NHL level.”
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