RALEIGH, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes have re-assigned forward Valentin Zykov to the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Charlotte Checkers, the team announced today.
Zykov, 22, did not appear in any games since his recall on Sunday. The 6’1", 224-pound forward has recorded 48 points (30g, 18a) in 57 games with the Checkers this season and leads the AHL in goals and power-play goals (16). The St. Petersburg, Russia, native has tallied 96 points (53g, 43a) in 168 career AHL games. Zykov has appeared in two career NHL games with the Hurricanes, scoring his first NHL goal in his NHL debut on March 9, 2017 against the Rangers. Zykov was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round, 37th overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft and was acquired by the Hurricanes in exchange for Kris Versteeg on Feb. 28, 2016.