Cale Fleury joins Kraken | NHL.com
Added depth to the defensive corps for this week’s road trip against Central Division opponents, right-handed defender Fleury hold was called from Charlotte, a branch of the American Hockey League.
Fleury played two games for the Kraken earlier this season, appearing both poised and responsible as a defenseman – as well as teaming up with brother and Kraken teammate Haydn for the first time as a pro or junior hockey player. ‘elsewhere.
Fans know his brother Haydn’s offensive prowess and puck moves and will likely be happy to see that his younger brother Cale can also move the puck. In particular, scouts love the 23-year-old’s ability to reliably carry or pass the puck out of the defensive zone.
Fleury was the Kraken’s expansion pick of the Montreal Canadiens, for whom he played 41 games during the 2019-20 season, making the training camp roster as a 20-year-old. Charlotte coach Geordie Kinnear has praised Fleury as a leader for the Checkers throughout the season, especially when injuries depleted the roster and young ECHL players were pushed to action.
Fleury has seven goals and 26 assists for 33 points in 58 AHL games this season, highs for Charlotte defensemen. He’s been a force behind the AHL franchise that has reached second place in its division on a long hot streak since the start of January, posting a 7-2-1 record in the last 10 games as an example. recent. Charlotte has the sixth best overall record in the AHL.