Hurricanes sign Staal to 10-year deal

Associated Press  |  Last updated June 23, 2012
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. 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.
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