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Dec 2, 2012 10:00pm
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contract to forward Jeff Skinner. Skinner signed a six-year contract extension
worth more than $34 million that will keep him with the Hurricanes through the
2018-19 season, the team said Wednesday. The winner of the Calder Trophy in 2011
as the NHLs rookie of the year will make $4.35 million in 2013-14 and $6 million
in each of the following five seasons. His entry contract, which pays him
$900,000 per year, was to expire after this coming season. “Im very grateful for
them to select me in the draft, and obviously today, showing me the confidence
to have me around long term,” Skinner said. “Its definitely a nice message …
and hopefully, I can prove them right.” The 20-year-old Skinner has 51 goals and
56 assists in his short career, which began when Carolina took him in the first
round of the 2010 draft. He made the team out of camp that season and was
selected to the All-Star team as a rookie before becoming the franchises first
Calder Trophy winner. Last year, he had 20 goals and 44 assists despite missing
16 games with a concussion. “Jeff is a cornerstone player for our team, and his
long-term commitment to the Hurricanes is great news for our franchise and our
fans,” general manager Jim Rutherford said. “At 20 years old, he is still in the
very early stages of his career, and we felt it was important to ensure he would
be spending much more of it in Raleigh.” His signing marks the latest bold move
of the summer for a Hurricanes team that already has stars Eric Staal and
Cam Ward locked in to long-term deals. They picked up forward Jordan Staal in a
draft-day trade with Pittsburgh and signed him to a 10-year, $60 million
extension. They signed enigmatic free-agent forward Alexander Semin to a
one-year deal worth $7 million. And they awarded defenceman Jay Harrison a
three-year contract extension that will keep him with Carolina through 2015-16.
“Theres been a lot of big moves from our organization this summer, and I think
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