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HURRICANES ACQUIRE SCOTT DARLING FROM CHICAGO

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired goaltender Scott Darling from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Ottawa’s 2017 third-round draft pick. The Hurricanes will have exclusive negotiating rights with Darling until July 1, when he could become an unrestricted free agent.

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DEREK RYAN NAMED FINALIST FOR MASTERTON TROPHY

RALEIGH, NC – Carolina Hurricanes forward Derek Ryan has been named as one of three finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The Masterton Trophy is an annual award under the trusteeship of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association (PHWA) recognizing the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. The winner will be named at the 2017 NHL Awards to be held June 21 in Las Vegas.

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‘CANES, DAHLBECK AGREE TO TERMS ON ONE-YEAR DEAL

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Klas Dahlbeck (KLAHS DAHL-behk) on a one-year contract. The deal will pay Dahlbeck $850,000 for the 2017-18 season.

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‘CANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH STEVEN LORENTZ

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Steven Lorentz on a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal will pay Lorentz $650,000 on the NHL level in 2017-18 and 2018-19 and $700,000 in 2019-20. On the American Hockey League (AHL) level, he would earn $60,000 per year. Lorentz receives a signing bonus of $185,000.

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‘CANES REASSIGN TOLCHINSKY TO CHARLOTTE

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned forward Sergey Tolchinsky to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).

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HURRICANES END-OF-SEASON MEDIA AVAILABILITIES

RALEIGH, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes will hold their end-of-season media availabilities next week.

Hurricanes players will be available on Monday, April 10, beginning at 4 p.m. in the team’s locker room at PNC Arena. Players will be made available in scrum settings with the availability ending no later than 5 p.m.

On Wednesday, Executive Vice President and General Manager Ron Francis and Head Coach Bill Peters will hold a joint news conference in the media room at PNC Arena at noon. Lunch will be served following Wednesday’s news conference.

Please contact Mike Sundheim or Kyle Hanlin with any questions regarding the team’s end-of-season availabilities.

BICKELL SELECTED AS CHIASSON AWARD WINNER

RALEIGH, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes today announced that forward Bryan Bickell has been selected by his teammates as the winner of the 2016-17 Steve Chiasson Award. The Steve Chiasson Award is given annually to the Hurricanes player that best exemplifies determination and dedication while proving to be an inspiration to his teammates through his performance and approach to the game.

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