Chris Terry is headed to the NHL for the second time this season.
The Carolina Hurricanes recalled the Checkers forward, who is tied with Zach Boychuk for the team’s scoring lead with 56 points in 56 games, on Monday evening. Now in his fifth professional season, Terry has played 10 career NHL games, all with Carolina, including seven in November of this season.
Terry, 24, leaves the Checkers with goals in each of his last three games, marking the longest active streak of any AHL skater. He is on pace to top both his career high of 64 points and Boychuk’s club record of 65 points, both set during the 2010-11 campaign.
With forwards Greg Nemisz and Brendan Woods injured, the Checkers are left with 11 healthy forwards as they prepare for their next game in Norfolk on Wednesday. The Checkers are 0-6-0 without Terry this season, with the alternate captain missing most of the team’s franchise-record, seven-game losing streak while on his first recall of the season.
Terry has one goal in 10 career NHL games, a game-winning tally in his debut last season. He is two-for-two in NHL shootouts this season, including one–game winner. The Hurricanes are scheduled to begin a three-game road trip in Columbus on Tuesday.