Hurricanes give Staal 10-year deal 0
The Hurricanes signed forward Jordan Staal to a 10-year contract Sunday. (MIKE CARLSON/Reuters)
The Carolina Hurricanes and center Jordan Staal have agreed to terms on a 10-year contract extension.
The deal begins with the 2013-14 NHL season and extends through the 2022-23 campaign, paying Staal $6 million per year.
The Hurricanes acquired Staal from the Pittsburgh Penguins on June 22. Carolina sent Brandon Sutter, Bryan Dumoulin and the eighth-overall pick in this year's draft to the Penguins.
"We are very pleased that Jordan has chosen to commit to the Hurricanes organization and to make North Carolina his home," Carolina president and general manager Jim Rutherford said. "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."
Staal posted 25 goals and 50 points in 62 regular season games, then struck for six goals and nine points in a six-game first-round playoff loss to rival Philadelphia.
Since breaking into the NHL with Pittsburgh in 2006, the Ontario native has compiled 120 goals and 248 points in 431 regular-season games, adding 23 goals and 36 points in 73 postseason appearances. He helped the Penguins to a Stanley Cup title in the spring of 2009.
Staal, who was dealt on his wedding day, will join his older brother Eric, who has starred for the Hurricanes since 2003.