Carolina Hurricanes President and General Manager Jim Rutherford, announced from Raleigh, N.C. on Saturday, that the team had reassigned center Jeremy Welsh to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Welsh, 24, in his first full professional season appeared in one game for the Hurricanes this season, during the team’s home opener against Tampa Bay.
The rookie made his NHL debut for the Hurricanes in the team’s final game of the 2011-12 season, and has now played two career NHL games with Carolina, totaling four penalty minutes.
Welsh started the season with Charlotte and has tallied 13 points (6g, 7a) in 40 games while playing with the Checkers, including starting with the team on Saturday during a 5-4 win over Abbotsford.
Prior to turning professional, Welsh completed a three-year collegiate career for Union College of ECAC Hockey with 100 points (53g, 47a) in 119 games.