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Prior to the 2013 season, hockey fans wondered which team would take a chance on free agent Alexander Semin. Coming off seven seasons with the Washington Capitals, Semin landed in Carolina with a one-year deal worth $7 million.
How has the Semin experiment worked for the Hurricanes? Pretty well, actually. Through 30 games, Semin has eight goals and 22 assists for a total of 30 points. He finds himself second on the team in points, trailing Eric Staal by five.
As a result of Semin's strong play, Carolina elected to reward him with a five-year extension worth a reported $7 million per year, or a total of $35 million.
We have one reaction this this news: Wow.
Play consistent hockey for 30 games and you might be rewarded with $35 million. Well, you might if you're in Carolina. There's no doubt that Semin has been a valuable asset in 2013, but we were skeptical of his $7 million price tag for his initial "prove yourself" contract that Carolina...
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Alexander Semin has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Carolina Hurricanes.
The team announced Monday that Semin will make $7 million per year through the 2017-18 season.
Semin left Washington last summer and signed a one-year deal worth $7 million with the Hurricanes with the hope that a fresh start in Carolina would rejuvenate his career.
He has a team-best 22...
Russian winger Alex Semin signs five-year $35 million extension with Carolina HurricanesThe Carolina Hurricanes announced on March 25 that they have signed forward Alexander Semin to a $35-million five-year contract extension. This is Semin’s first season with the Hurricanes as he was signed during the summer as a free agent from the Washington Capitals. The 29-year-old native...
With the Hurricanes currently in a tough losing streak, most people figured that there were going to be some changes to the roster very soon and we saw one of those moves today with Jussi Jokinen being placed on waivers. To most people, this move came as a surprise because Jokinen is known to most people as a "top-six player," a good face-off guy and a solid play-maker...
The Carolina Hurricanes have placed center Jussi Jokinen on waivers, which prompted a lot of discussion about the Rangers claiming him. Jokinen is having a down year, but he is still a good face off guy and one of Carolina’s top puck possession forwards (1.11 CorsiRelQoc, 3rd among ‘Canes forwards). Jokinen is shooting well below his career average (9%, average of 13%), which...
The Charlotte Checkers announced today the team has signed goaltender Mike Murphy to a professional tryout contract. Murphy was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the sixth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft with the 165th overall pick. On March 18, 2009, he signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Hurricanes.In 2007-08, Murphy led the Belleville Bulls to the finals [...]
Jussi Jokinen expected to go on waivers today. #Canes Surely he will attract some interest?
— Hockeyy Insiderr (@HockeyyInsiderr) March 26, 2013
I don't know how legit Hockey Insider is, but there has been a lot of controversy over Carolina forward Jussi Jokinen. Jokinen, 29 years old is off to his worst start of his career. (5goals 5 assists) and a minus 7.
I say if...
Tuesday night, the Winnipeg Jets sent the Carolina Hurricanes to their sixth consecutive defeat. They did so by effectively outscoring Carolina by a tally of 4-1. But one of those goals credit to the Jets came courtesy of Hurricanes defenseman Jamie McBain.The incident occurred as McBain was trying to clear the puck after Winnipeg forward Evander Kane forced a pass into the goal...
Carolina Hurricanes sign Alex Semin, 5 years at $7 million per #TSN
— Aaron Ward (@aaronward_nhl) March 25, 2013
The Carolina Hurricanes have been impressed with Alex Semin’s play this season, rewarding him with a five year, $7M per season extension. Semin, no undoubtedly, is one of the most gifted players in the game, the reason for his play being criticized so much. He has one of the best, and if not, the best, [...]