The information seemed solid, as it came from Kyle Hanlin, the Hurricanes' Manager of Media Relations. Mr. Hanlin now informs us that his report was a mistake. He sends his apologies for the error:
I must apologize for the mistake regarding Beau Schmitz in my posting from Traverse City. For whatever reason, I had it in my head that Beau was one of the players that had been signed to a AHL/ECHL deal, but I was just flat wrong.Keep an eye on next year's draft, though. The Canes still have a close eye on Schmitz in Plymouth.
Honestly - thank you for writing and looking into the error. We're correcting it on the site now.