Hurricanes sign D Gleason to $16M extension

Associated Press  |  Last updated January 30, 2012
The Carolina Hurricanes have signed defenseman Tim Gleason to a four-year contract extension worth $16 million. The team said Monday that the deal keeps Gleason under contract through the 2015-16 season. He could have become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He will make $3.5 million in the first and last years of the deal, and $4.5 million in both 2013-14 and 2014-15. General manager Jim Rutherford says Gleason is ''one of our core players'' both on and off the ice. The 29-year-old leads the team's defensemen with 87 hits and a plus-minus rating of plus-2. He is making $3.5 million this year.
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