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Hurricanes agree to two-year deal with LaRose

Posted on: June 29, 2011 11:13 am
Edited on: June 29, 2011 12:39 pm

Just a day after signing Joni Pitkanen to an extension and sounding pessimistic about some of his other free-agents-to-be, Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford has agreed on a deal with winger Chad LaRose.

The two-year contract calls for LaRose to make $3.4 million, which would be paid out in $1.5 million the first year, $1.9 million the second.

"Chad has been one of my favorite players right through his entire Compuware career, and it is my hope that he is a lifelong player with the organization," Rutherford said. "His work ethic and locker-room presence drive our team, whether it's a game or a practice, and he excels in his role on the ice for the Hurricanes."

The 29-year-old Michigan native scored 16 goals last season, sixth most on the team. He ended with a career-high 31 points.

Rutherford is still trying to work out deals with Erik Cole and Jussi Jokinen.

-- Brian Stubits

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Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: June 29, 2011 2:41 pm

Hurricanes agree to two-year deal with LaRose

I hope this sets the market for Kennedy. Given these numbers, Kennedy should be maybe 3 years $1.8 per year. A lot less than his current asking price.

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: June 29, 2011 12:36 pm

Hurricanes agree to two-year deal with LaRose

Hope he brings about $750k in chemistry and locker room presence because he is only going to bring about $750k in skill on the ice.

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