Forward Janne Kuokannen, 18, the Carolina Hurricanes’ second-round draft pick in 2016, joined the Charlotte Checkers on Wednesday. Charlotte will host the Chicago Wolves for Game 1 of the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup playoffs Thursday night at Bojangles’ Coliseum.
Forward Janne Kuokannen, 18, the Carolina Hurricanes’ second-round draft pick in 2016, joined the Charlotte Checkers on Wednesday. Charlotte will host the Chicago Wolves for Game 1 of the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup playoffs Thursday night at Bojangles’ Coliseum. Charlotte Checkers
Forward Janne Kuokannen, 18, the Carolina Hurricanes’ second-round draft pick in 2016, joined the Charlotte Checkers on Wednesday. Charlotte will host the Chicago Wolves for Game 1 of the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup playoffs Thursday night at Bojangles’ Coliseum. Charlotte Checkers

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