Charlotte Checkers sign Skyler Brind’Amour to two-year deal

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Checkers have signed forward Skyler Brind’Amour to a two-year AHL contract that begins next season, the team announced on Tuesday.

His last name may sound familiar to hockey fans since his dad, Rod Brind’Amour, is the former Stanley Cup-winning captain and current coach of the Carolina Hurricanes.

Skyler Brind’Amour recently finished his college career with 76 points (23 goals, 53 assists) in 145 games over four seasons at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. The 23-year-old helped lead the Bobcats to a National Championship in his senior season, posting 32 points in 41 games and tying for fourth on the team with 14 goals.

Skyler Brind’Amour was originally selected by Edmonton in the sixth round of the 2017 draft. He is currently skating with the Checkers after signing a professional tryout contract last week.

The Checkers are set to host the first two games in the second round of the Calder Cup playoffs on Friday and Saturday at Bojangles Coliseum. The team defeated the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in the first round of the playoffs to advance.

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