Hurricanes recall Wallace, Blanchard; sign Brendan Woods
Posted April 10, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Charlotte Checkers forward Nicolas Blanchard will make his NHL debut Thursday after being recalled Wednesday on an emergency basis, the Carolina Hurricanes announced.
Blanchard, 25, has nine points in 61 games with the Checkers in 2012-13. Blanchard was selected in the sixth round of the 2005 NHL Draft and is an alternate captain in Charlotte.
Tim Wallace was also recalled from Charlotte Wednesday. The forward has a goal in 21 games with the Hurricanes on the year.
The Hurricanes also announced on Wednesday that forward Zac Dalpe has been reassigned to Charlotte and 2012 draft pick Brendan Woods has been signed to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Woods tallied 12 points in 41 games for the University of Wisconsin Badgers in 2012-13 after being selected in the fifth round of the 2012 NHL Draft.
At the NHL level, Woods will receive $600,000 in 2013-14, $650,000 in 2014-15 and $700,000 in 2015-16. At the AHL level, he will be paid $65,000 in all three years.
"Brendan is a big, physical forward who skates well," Ron Francis, vice president of hockey operations for the Hurricanes, said in a statement. "He has a good knowledge of the game and did a good job in the faceoff circle during his second year at Wisconsin."