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'Canes Reassign Bishop and Gibbons to Charlotte

December 7, 2019 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Charlotte Checkers News Release

RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned forwards Clark Bishop and Brian Gibbons to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Bishop, 23, has recorded one assist in five NHL games and three assists in 19 AHL games this season. The 6'1", 204-pound forward has posted four points (1g, 3a) in 25 career regular-season NHL games with the Hurricanes and skated in two Stanley Cup Playoff games last season. Bishop has tallied 43 points (12g, 31a) in 167 career regular-season AHL games with the Checkers. He registered three points (2g, 1a) during the 2019 AHL postseason as Charlotte captured their first-ever Calder Cup Championship. The St. John's, N.L., native was drafted by the Hurricanes in the fifth round, 127th overall, of the 2014 NHL Draft.

Gibbons, 31, has played 13 NHL games with the Hurricanes this season and skated in his 200th career NHL game at Buffalo on Nov. 14. He has posted 11 points (3g, 8a) in 12 AHL games with the Checkers in 2019-20. The 5'8", 175-pound forward has registered 67 points (25g, 42a) in 202 career NHL games with Pittsburgh, Columbus, New Jersey, Anaheim, Ottawa and Carolina. Gibbons has also skated in 341 career AHL games, tallying 171 points (58g, 113a). The Braintree, Mass., native signed with the Hurricanes as a free agent on July 4, 2019.

The Hurricanes visit the Edmonton Oilers at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Rogers Place. For information about Hurricanes ticket packages, please visit, or call 1-866-NHL-CANES (1-866-645-2263).

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