Hurricanes sign Jordan Staal to 10-year extension
Carolina brings back Corvo again
Jordan Staal is committed to playing with the Carolina Hurricanes for a long time.
Staal agreed to a $60-million US, 10-year extension that kicks in starting with the 2013-14 season, it was announced Sunday.
"We are very pleased that Jordan has chosen to commit to the Hurricanes organization and to make North Carolina his home," Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford said in a statement. "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 was acquired on June 22 by the Hurricanes from Pittsburgh for Brandon Sutter, a first-round pick and a prospect.
The move reunited him with brother Eric Staal, the Hurricanes captain.
Jordan Staal will earn $4.5 million in the final year of his current contract next season.
The Hurricanes announced three other signings on Sunday.
Defenceman Joe Corvo will be back for a third go-round with the club.
The 35-year-old, who played last season with Boston, agreed to a one-year deal for $2 million.
As well, young goalie Justin Peters is back on a two-way deal for two years. He will earn over $500,000 at the NHL level.
Forward Brett Sutter, son of Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter, received a one-year, two-way contract.