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Brendan Woods gets NHL call from Carolina Hurricanes

If Woods makes his NHL debut, he'll be the 19th former Wisconsin Badger to skate in the NHL this season.

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Former Wisconsin center Brendan Woods is headed to the NHL.

Ron Francis, executive vice president and general manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanesannounced on Monday that the Hurricanes have recalled Woods from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Woods will join the Hurricanes in New Jersey for Tuesday's game at the Prudential Center against the Devils.

In his second professional season, Woods is tied for fourth on the Checkers in scoring with 13 points (six goals, seven assists), already surpassing his career high in goals and points in just 29 games. The 22-year-old has yet to make his NHL debut and this marks his first NHL call up.

The Hurricanes drafted Woods in the fifth round, 129th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft.

Woods, who would be a senior at Wisconsin this season, spent two years playing for the Badgers from 2011-13, registering 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists) in 75 career games.

If Woods makes his NHL debut with the Hurricanes, he will be the 19th former Wisconsin Badger to skate in the NHL this season.

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