Latest Carolina Hurricanes News

Carolina signs GM Don Waddell to 3-year extension

Aug. 12, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have signed team president and general manager Don Waddell to a three-year contract extension. Owner Tom Dundon announced the signing Monday. Terms were not disclosed. The 60-year-old Waddell had been mentioned as a candidate for the Minnesota Wild's GM vacancy....

Hurricanes, Brock McGinn agree on 2-year, $4.2 million deal

Jul. 20, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to a two-year, $4.2 million contract with Brock McGinn and avoided arbitration. In the deal announced Saturday, the 25-year-old forward will earn $1.9 million next year and $2.3 million for the 2020-21 season. Team president and general manager Don...

Ron Francis has big hopes as GM of Seattle's new NHL club

Jul. 18, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Ron Francis has all kinds of eye-popping statistics attached to his Hall of Fame career. He averaged more than point a game, is second in NHL history in assists behind Wayne Gretzky and fifth in career points. When CEO Tod Leiweke and the ownership group of the Seattle NHL expansion team...

Carolina Hurricanes re-sign D Haydn Fleury to 1-year deal

Jul. 16, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed defenseman Haydn Fleury to a one-year contract worth $850,000. The team announced the deal Tuesday. The 23-year-old skated in 20 regular-season games with the Hurricanes along with nine playoff games last season. He also saw significant action...

Carolina Hurricanes re-sign Bishop to 2-way contract

Jul. 15, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed forward Clark Bishop to a two-way contract for the 2019-20 season. The team announced the deal Monday. It will pay the 23-year-old $700,000 at the NHL level and $65,000 at the American Hockey League level, with an $80,000 guarantee. Bishop had a...

Hurricanes, Dzingel agree on 2-year, $6.75M contract

Jul. 12, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes and free agent center Ryan Dzingel have agreed on a two-year, $6.75 million contract. The deal announced Friday by general manager Don Waddell will pay Dzingel $3.25 million this season and $3.5 million in 2020-21. The 27-year-old split last season between...

NHL's restricted free agents have proven to be untouchables

Jul. 3, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

Some of the NHL's best, young players are available. Technically. Mitch Marner, Brayden Point and Jacob Trouba are just a few of the restricted free agents in a bumper crop. Every team in the league would like to add any of those players this summer. However, it would be a big surprise in the NHL if any team...

Sabres among teams focused on trade market over free agency

Jul. 2, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Realizing how difficult it is to lure free agents to Buffalo, Sabres general manager Jason Botterill has spent the past two-plus years relying on trades to stock his roster with established talent. It happened two years ago, when he acquired defenseman Marco Scandella from Minnesota....

Hurricanes to match Montreal's offer sheet for Aho

Jul. 2, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes are keeping star forward Sebastian Aho and say they will match the $42 million offer sheet the Montreal Canadiens tendered him. General manager Don Waddell announced the decision Tuesday, less than 24 hours after the Canadiens extended their offer to the...

Canadiens offer sheet to Hurricanes' Aho shakes up NHL

Jul. 1, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

It was so improbable that a fake social media post beat the real news by hours. No NHL team had signed a restricted free agent to an offer sheet in more than six years. Then the Montreal Canadiens announced Monday they were bucking that trend by tendering one worth $42.27 million over five years to Sebastian Aho...