Wesley returning to Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday agreed to terms with defenceman Glen Wesley on a one-year contract.

Wesley collected six assists in 74 games last season for the Hurricanes.

"Glen has been a good player for our team for a long time," Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford said. "He is a proven team leader and has been very loyal to this organization. We are extremely happy that he has chosen to return with the Hurricanes."

The 35-year-old has spent 10 of his 17 seasons with Carolina. He re-signed with the Hurricanes prior to the 2003-04 season after the team dealt him to the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 9 for a second-round pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Wesley, a native of Red Deer, Alta., was drafted third overall by the Boston Bruins in 1987.

Wesley has 124 goals and 382 assists for 506 points in 1,247 career NHL games with Boston, Carolina and Toronto.