Zach Boychuk (LW)
Finished the 2014-15 season as the Checkers’ all-time leader in goals (114) and power-play goals (52) … Tied for first with 20 game-winning goals … Ranked second all-time in assists (136), points (250), power-play assists (59) and power-play points (111), trailing Chris Terry in each category … Ranked third all-time in games played (281) … Held Checkers records for most goals (36) and points (74) in a single season, both set in 2013-14 ... Held a share of the team record (Chris Terry) for most assists in a single season (43 in 2010-11) ... Won the Willie Marshall Award as the AHL’s top goal scorer (36) and named an AHL Second-Team All Star in 2013-14 ... Signed a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina on 7/7/15.
2014-15: Split his sixth professional season between the Checkers and Hurricanes, playing a career-low 39 games at the AHL level and tying his career high with 31 games in the NHL … Tied for fifth on the Checkers in goals (12) and third in power-play goals (six), the latter of which was just one off the team lead … Began the season with the Checkers and scored on one of his season-high six shots on goal at MIL (10/10) … Recalled to Carolina on 10/12 after just two games with Charlotte …Tallied a goal and an assist for his only multi-point NHL game of the season in his NHL season debut vs. BUF (10/14) … Assisted on former Checkers teammate Victor Rask’s first career NHL goal vs. LA (11/2) … Opened the scoring with his second NHL goal of the season at CBJ (11/4), giving him points in consecutive NHL games for the only time this season (1g, 1a) … Scored his third NHL goal of the season vs. CGY (11/10) … Ended an 18-game scoring drought with the lone assist on Brad Malone’s opening goal in the 2-1 win vs. PHI (1/2) … Reassigned to Charlotte after clearing waivers on 1/8 … Recorded a season-high three points (1g, 2a) in a 4-1 win vs. TOR (1/16) … Was a healthy extra vs. CHI (2/7) ... Assisted on the eventual game-winning goal by Chad LaRose vs. IA (2/18) … Extended his point streak to three games (2g, 1a) with a goal vs. IA (2/19) … Scored on the power play to tie the game just 13 second into the third period of an eventual overtime win at HAM (2/28) … Factored in on both Charlotte goals (1g, 1a) in a 3-2 shootout win vs. SA (3/4) … Extended his goal streak to a season-long three games (3g, 1a) vs. SA (3/5) … Extended his point streak to a season-long five games (3g, 3a) with an assist vs. GR (3/10) … Scored the game-winning goal on the power play with two seconds remaining in regulation of a 2-1 win at OKC (3/14) … After being held scoreless in 10 of 13 games since his reassignment from Carolina, recorded points in 10 of 13 games (7g, 4a) between 2/16 and 3/14 … Scored a goal and posted a season-best, plus-3 rating at IA (3/22) … Picked up two assists at NOR (3/25) to extend his point streak to three games (1g, 3a) … Assisted on Brody Sutter’s game-winning goal vs. OKC (4/3).