Woods will join the Hurricanes in New Jersey for Tuesday’s game at Prudential Center against the Devils.
For the 22-year-old Woods, the call-up marks his first in the NHL, and comes during his second full professional season.
A Hurricanes fifth-round draft pick (129th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, he has played in all 29 Checkers games this season, and ranks tied for fourth among Charlotte skaters with 13 points (6g, 7a).
In 73 career AHL games with the Checkers, the six-foot-four-inch, 210-pound Woods has scored 11 goals and earned 10 assists (21 points) while accumulating 104 penalty minutes.
Prior to turning professional, Woods spent two seasons at the University of Wisconsin.
In 75 collegiate games with the Badgers, he posted 10 goals, earned 12 assists (22 points) and totaled 114 penalty minutes, including a team-high 67 penalty minutes in 2011-12.