CHARLOTTE, NC—Charlotte Checkers general manager and head coach Derek Wilkinson announced today that Andrew Carroll and Kevin Schaeffer have been returned to the team from the American Hockey League’s Hartford Wolf Pack.
Carroll, 24, leads all Checkers and ranks sixth among ECHL rookies with 21 goals, including five game-winners and two shootout-winners. In 40 games this season, the native of Shoreview, Minn. has 33 points, including a career-high four-point game against Gwinnett on Jan. 18.
A fan favorite who is not afraid to mix it up, Carroll ranks fourth among all ECHL rookies with 10 fighting majors and has compiled 82 penalty minutes.
The 5-foot-11, 200-pound winger has played four games in Hartford registering nine penalty minutes.
Schaeffer, 25, has one goal and six assists in 31 games with the Checkers this season. The native of South Huntington, N.Y. has also appeared in 18 AHL games with Hartford and Lake Erie chipping in with four assists.
Both players are expected to be in the lineup today when the Checkers travel to Gwinnett (4:05 p.m.).
The Checkers (28-17-6) will embark on a four-game road trip before returning on Wednesday, Mar. 3. Puck drops at 7 p.m. and ticket information can be obtained by calling 704-342-4-ICE or visiting www.gocheckers.com.
Notes: Charlotte is 8-1-1 in its last 10 home games…David Marshall has seven points (3g, 4a) in his last seven games…T.J. Reynolds leads the ECHL with 207 penalty minutes and is second in overall plus-minus with a +21 rating…Andrew Carroll, Derek Couture, Kenny Roche and Kevin Schaeffer remain with Hartford (AHL), Ethan Graham is with Texas (AHL) while Matt Ford and Randy Rowe are with Lake Erie (AHL)…Trevor Glass, Chris Snavely and Chris Chappell are on the 21-day injured reserve.