With his junior season completed, the Checkers have signed goaltender Jeremy Helvig to an amateur tryout.
The 20-year-old will now join the Checkers for the remainder of the Calder Cup Playoff run.
"He’s a young kid and it’s good for him to come up here during the playoffs and see how we work up here and see what it’s like as a professional," said assistant coach Peter Andersson.
Helvig, a fifth-round selection by Carolina in the 2016 draft, recently wrapped up his fourth OHL season with the Kingston Frontenacs, who were eliminated by the Hamilton Bulldogs in the conference finals. The Ontario native went 31-16-6 this season while ranking fifth in the OHL in wins, goals-against average and save percentage.
During his four-year OHL career, Helvig went 90-55-9 for Kingston, leading the league in shutouts in 2016-17 and goals-against average and save percentage in 2015-16.