The Hurricanes have signed Ryan Suzuki to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Suzuki was selected with the No.28 overall pick in this summer’s draft after scoring 25 goals with 50 assists (75 points) in 65 games with the Barrie Colts (OHL).
The Hurricanes have signed Fredrik Claesson to a one-year, two-way contract.
Claesson continues to bounce around the NHL. After spending his first three years in Ottawa, Claesson was with the Rangers in 2019 and now signs on with the Hurricanes. Carolina possesses one of the deepest bluelines in the entire NHL so Claesson likely won’t sniff the big leagues this season.
The Hurricanes have signed Jake Gardiner to a four-year contract worth $16.2 million ($4.05M AAV).
Gardiner had to sit and wait a long time as a free agent but finally got signed on Friday. Gardiner spent eight seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs but is coming off of a disappointing 30 points (3G / 27A) in 62 games in 2019. Now the 29-year-old joins Carolina, who already has a loaded blueline, but he could slot onto the second-pair with Brett Pesce and play on the second power-play unit with either Justin Faulk or Dougie Hamilton.
The Hurricanes have re-signed Roland McKeown to a one-year contract.
McKeown, 23, had four goals and 21 assists in 70 games with Charlotte (AHL) last season. With a loaded depth chart in Carolina and Jake Bean ahead of him on the call-up list, McKeown will need a few injuries ahead of him if he is going to sniff the NHL in 2020.
The Hurricanes have signed Chase Priskie to an entry-level contract.
Priskie, 23, was a sixth-round pick (No. 177 overall) in 2016 and is set to turn pro following his senior campaign at Quinnipiac University. This past season, Priskie had 17 goals and 22 assists (39 points) in 36 games with Bobcats.
The Hurricanes have signed Anton Forsberg to a one-year deal worth $775K.
Forsberg was average in his first and only season with the Blackhawks. During his 35 NHL games, Forsberg went 10-16-4 with a 2.97 GAA and .908 SV%. While with Rockford (AHL), the 26-year-old went 15-17-1 wth a 2.64 AA and .919 SV%. With Petr Mrazek and James Reimer already in the NHL, Forsberg is likely headed to Charlotte (AHL) to start 2020.
The Hurricanes have acquired Kyle Wood from the Sharks for Trevor Carrick.
Wood, a former third-round pick (No.84 overall in 2014), improved on his 2018 numbers, scoring six goals with 29 assists (35 points) in 68 AHL games in 2019. Wood will almost certainly open the 2020 campaign with Charlotte (AHL).
The Hurricanes have signed Max McCormick to a one-year, two-way contract.
McCormick had one goal in 14 games with the Senators last year and 20 points (9G / 11A) in 45 AHL games in Belleville and Colorado. McCormick will likely start 2020 in the AHL but will be one of the first players called up to fill a bottom-6 role in Carolina.
The Hurricanes have signed Brock McGinn to a two-year extension worth $4.2 million ($2.1M AAV).
McGinn has settled in as a bottom-6 winger in Carolina, picking up 26 points (10G / 16A) in 82 games in 2018-19. With proven top-9 players like Ryan Dzingel and Erik Haula coming in this summer, McGinn will continue to be limited to a fourth-line role in 2020.
The Hurricanes signed Gustav Forsling to a one-year deal worth $874K.
Forsling had three goals and six assists (nine points) in 43 games with the Blackhawks last year and had a few games in the AHL. The 23-year-old blueliner was traded to Carolina this offseason and will likely be on their third-pairing to start 2020. If he plays a full season in the NHL, Forsling has 20-plus point upside with the Hurricanes.
The Hurricanes have signed Haydn Fleury to a one-year extension worth $850K.
Fleury split the 2019 campaign between the AHL and NHL but is set to become a full-time NHLer in 2020. Fleury had just one assist in 20 NHL games a year ago but brings great size (6-foot-3, 208 lbs.) and excellent skating ability to the Hurricanes bottom-4.
The Hurricanes have re-signed Clark Bishop to a one-year contract.
Source: Hurricanes 07/15/19, 3:50 pm EST
The Sharks signed Kyle Wood to a one-year, two-way contract.
The Hurricanes have signed Ryan Dzingel to a two-year deal worth $6.75 million ($3.375M AAV).
The Hurricanes have signed Brian Gibbons to a one-year, $725K deal.
Source: Murray Pam 07/8/19, 5:25 pm EST
The Hurricanes will match Montreal’s offer sheet and sign Sebastian Aho to a five-year, $42.27M contract extension ($8.454M AAV).
The Hurricanes have signed Petr Mrazek to a two-year deal worth $6.25M ($3.125M AAV).
The Hurricanes have acquired James Reimer from the Panthers for Scott Darling and a 2020 sixth-round pick.
Reimer has two years remaining on his contract that carries a $3.4M cap-hit and the Panthers were trying hard to move it ahead of free agency. Reimer, who went 13-12-5 with a 3.09 GAA and .900 SV% last year, will likely serve as Carolina’s No.2 option between the pipes in 2020.
The Hurricanes have signed Alex Nedeljkovic to a two-year contract extension worth $1.45M ($725K AAV).
Nedeljkovic, who is viewed as one of the best goaltending prospects in the NHL, is coming off of an outstanding 2018-19 AHL campaign. Nedeljkovic led the AHL in wins (34) and GAA (2.26) en route to being named the league’s best netminder. He wasn’t done there, Nedeljkovic went 10-4-0 with a 2.34 GAA and .916 SV% in the AHL playoffs to help guide Charlotte to a Calder Cup Championship. With Petr Mrazek and Curtis McElhinney both likely leaving in free agency, Nedeljkovic could see a lot of games at the NHL next year.