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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Hurricanes have signed new center Jordan Staal to a 10-year contract extension.
The Hurricanes marked the start of the free agency period Sunday by announcing a long-term deal for the star player they acquired from Pittsburgh in a draft-day trade just over a week ago.
Staal will make 6 million per year under the deal, which begins with the 2013-14 season. He is due to make 4.5 million this season.
Staal has said he turned down a 10-year deal two weeks ago to stay in Pittsburgh, and that decision precipitated the trade to Carolina in exchange for center Brandon Sutter, defensive prospect Brian Dumoulin and the No. 8 pick in the draft.
General manager Jim Rutherford says Staal -- the younger brother of team captain Eric Staal -- "represents a cornerstone of our franchise for the long term."
The 23-year-old Staal had career highs with 25 assists and 50 points last season with the Penguins. He was coveted by the Hurricanes, who wanted to add a top-shelf forward to play alongside the older Staal.
Both Staals are natural centers, but coach Kirk Muller said earlier this week that he would experiment during preseason camp with having both of them on the ice at the same time.
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For the last three seasons, the Carolina Hurricanes have wandered in the playoff wilderness.
This offseason general manager Jim Rutherford looks like hes not only trying to make sure that that doesnt happen again, but he looks like he wants to return the Hurricanes to being a serious player in the East.
Having already pulled off the trade with Pittsburgh for center Jordan Staal...
Justin Schultz has been introduced as an Edmonton Oiler after signing with them yesterday, and Jordan Staal and Ryan Smith are the two early signings from Free Agent Frenzy.As you probably already know, yesterday, "Schultz agreed to a two year entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers." - HockeyFanLand.The Oilers were also busy today as they signed fan favorite Ryan...
Jordan Staal signed a 10-year contract with Carolina on July 1
July 1 is viewed by many as the best day of the hockey year.
It’s the beginning of free agency. You know, that time when teams are awarded the Stanley Cup based on the money they’ve spent to bring in, and likely overpay, players. However, this year was much different. On a day dubbed “Free Agent Frenzy”, July...
via Jim Rutherford tweet, I’m very pleased we’ll be announcing shortly that Jordan Staal has committed to make his home in Carolina for a long time.
via Bob McKenzie tweet, Jordan Staal agrees to terms with CAR. 10 years, $60M. Done
Carolina GM Jim Rutherford says Parise decision on where to sign likely coming Monday.
— Dave Molinari (@MolinariPG) July 1, 2012
A couple of things.
1. If you were signing off on where you were going to go for the prime of your career you'd probably wait a day too.
2. Interesting because Suter wasn't going to decide today either...
It looks like the Staal brothers will be playing together for quite some time as the Carolina Hurricanes have inked Jordan Staal to a 10 year extension that officially kicks in at the start of the 2013-14 season. Staal will make $4.5 million in the final year of his current contract.
The Carolina Hurricanes have signed new center Jordan Staal to a
10-year contract extension.
Defenseman Joe Corvo will return to the Carolina Hurricanes for the third time, signing a one-year deal with the club Sunday. The Hurricanes also re-signed goaltender Justin Peters for two years and forward Brett Sutter to a one-year contract. Corvo, 35, played in 75 games for the Boston Bruins this past season and had four goals and 21 assists and was plus-10. During his nine...
The Carolina Hurricanes have reunited another set of brothers - and this time it's not the Staals.
College players Tommy and Eddie Olczyk are the sons of former NHL player and coach Ed Olczyk. They're getting their first on-ice taste of the NHL this week during the Hurricanes' rookie conditioning camp.
And in a remarkable coincidence, the Olczyks' reunion came less...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Hurricanes have reunited another set of brothers -- and this time it's not the Staals.
College players Tommy and Eddie Olczyk, sons of former NHL player and coach Ed Olczyk, are getting their first on-ice taste of the NHL this week during the Hurricanes' rookie conditioning camp.
And in a remarkable coincidence, the Olczyks' reunion...
via Carolina Hurricanes tweets, Canes agree to terms w defenseman Joe Corvo on a one-year contract.
Canes agree to terms w goaltender Justin Peters on a two-year contract.
Just got home and checked in. From a Canes standpoint I see...
Jordan Staal officially signed for 10 years at $60M. I don't think this is a discount (it's the same deal that the Pens offered him). I actually think it is a little high. But it is well within the range of reasonable and also an important thing to get done this summer.
Ray Whitney signs for 2 years...
This is an exciting time of year for people who like to play pretend GM or GM predictor. The Canes possibilities are all over the board heading into the free agent frenzy.
History would say that the Canes already made their big move with Jordan Staal.
But the local beat writer has mentioned Ryan Suter since then.
And Rutherford has vaguely mentioned adding another forward...