RALEIGH, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes announced they have re-signed forward Phil Di Giuseppe to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2017-18 season. The 23-year-old out of Toronto, ONT appeared in 40 games with the Charlotte Checkers during the 2016-17 season scoring 12 goals and receiving 16 assists for 28 points.

He skated in five games during the 2017 American Hockey League Calder Cup playoffs, registering a goal. Also, he played in 36 National Hockey League games with the Carolina Hurricanes, recording a goal and six assists for seven points.

During the 2015-16 year, Di Giuseppe split his time between the Checkers and Hurricanes. He skated in 25 games with the Checkers, scoring eight goals and ten assists for 18 points. He appeared in 41 games for the Hurricanes, scoring seven goals and registering ten assists.

Di Giuseppe skated in all 76 games during the 2014-15 year for the Checkers, scoring 11 goals and receiving 19 assists. He played in three games for Checkers during the 2013-14 campaign, collecting an assist.

Before turning pro, Di Giuseppe played for the University of Michigan from 2011-14. He appeared in 115 games scoring 33 goals and 45 assists for 78 points.

Di Giuseppe was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes with the 38th overall pick in the second round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

The Checkers will kick off their 2016-17 season on Friday, October 6 against the Hartford Wolf Pack at the XL Center.  The Checkers will have their home opener with back-to-back games against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Bojangles Arena on Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14.

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