RALEIGH, NC – Don Waddell, president and general manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the team has reassigned goaltender Piotr Kochetkov to the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Kochetkov, 23, posted a 2-2-1 record, 3.00 goals-against average and .911 save percentage in five AHL games with Chicago this season, and now has a 15-3-2 record, 2.32 goals against: against average and a .918 save percentage in 20 career AHL appearances with the Wolves. He also went 5-1 with two shutouts in the AHL playoffs last season, helping lead the Wolves to the 2022 Calder Cup Championship. The 6’3″, 193-pound netminder posted a 10-4-5 record, 2.33 goals-against average, .913 save percentage and three shutouts in 19 NHL games with Carolina in 2022-23 and has now posted 13 -: 4-5 record, 2.34 goals-against average and .913 save percentage in 22 NHL games since debut with Hurricanes last season Kochetkov is first among rookie goaltenders with at least 10 NHL games this season in goals-against average and in shutouts, tied for second in save percentage and third in wins, and his three shutouts in a season are the second-most in franchise history. He was also named NHL Rookie of the Month for December. 7-0-1 record, 1.63 goals-against average , .939 save percentage and two shutouts in eight games Kochetkov held opponents 151-26 over three games Dec. 10-15, marking longest shutout streak. Whalers/Hurricanes rookie k shutouts vs. Islanders Dec. 10 and Red Wings in December in 13 as he became the first Hurricanes netminder to record back-to-back shutouts since Kevin Weeks in 2003-04. The Penza, Russia native was named the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship Goalie of the Year, posting a 4-1 record, 1.45 goals-against average and .953 save percentage to lead his home country to a bronze medal. Kochetkov was selected by the Hurricanes in the second round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, 36th overall.