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'CANES ASSIGN McKEOWN TO CHARLOTTE

January 22, 2018 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Charlotte Checkers News Release

Defenseman has played three games with the Hurricanes this season

RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has assigned defenseman Roland McKeown (mick-CUE-in) to the American Hockey League's (AHL) Charlotte Checkers.

McKeown, 22, has earned two assists in three games with the Hurricanes this season. The Listowel, Ont., native made his NHL/Hurricanes debut on Nov. 4 at Arizona and earned his first NHL/Hurricanes points with two assists against Florida on Nov. 7. McKeown currently ranks tied for fourth in the AHL in plus/minus (+23) and has notched 13 points (3g, 10a) in 37 games with the Checkers this season.

The 6'1", 195-pound defenseman has totaled 25 points (4g, 21a) in 112 career AHL games for Charlotte. He was acquired by the Hurricanes from the Kings on Feb. 25, 2015, along with a first-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft (Julien Gauthier) in exchange for Andrej Sekera.

The Carolina Hurricanes kick off a two-game road trip against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday at PPG Paints Arena (7 p.m., FOX Sports Southeast, FOX Sports GO, Hurricanes Radio Network). For information about Hurricanes ticket packages, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com/tickets, or call 1-866-NHL-CANES (1-866-645-2263).

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