Julien Gauthier is heading to the NHL, as the Hurricanes have recalled the forward from Charlotte.

Coming off of a 27-goal sophomore campaign, Gauthier picked up where he left off this season and lit the lamp in each of Charlotte’s first two games.

One of the last cuts from Carolina’s training camp, Gauthier – the 21st overall pick in 2016 – now returns to Raleigh and awaits his NHL debut. The third-year pro has amassed 68 points (45g, 23) in 142 AHL games thus far.