Jordan Staal And The Carolina Hurricanes Agree To 10-year Deal
(RALEIGH, N.C) -- The Carolina Hurricanes and center Jordan Staal agreed to a 10-year contract extension Sunday. The deal, which begins with the 2013-14 season, will pay the 23-year-old Staal $6 million per year. He will make $4.5 million this season.
“We are very pleased that Jordan has chosen to commit to the Hurricanes organization and to make North Carolina his home,” said Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford. “At 23 years old he is just starting to come into his prime, and he now represents a cornerstone of our franchise for the long term.”
The Hurricanes acquired Staal from the Pittsburgh Penguins in a draft-day deal that sent center Brandon Sutter, defensive prospect Brian Dumoulin and the No. 8 pick in the draft (Derrick Pouliot).
In 62 games last season with the Penguins, Stall scored 25 goals and had 25 assists.
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