NHL Signing: Carolina Hurricanes, Jiri Tlusty Agree To Two-Year Contract
Jiri Tlusty has signed a two-year contract worth $3.2 million to stay with the Carolina Hurricanes.
The team said Tuesday that Tlusty agreed to a deal that will pay him $1.5 million next season and $1.7 million in 2013-14.
The 24-year-old forward had career highs this season with 79 games, 17 goals, 19 assists and 36 points. He could have become a restricted free agent July 1.
“Jiri had a very good season and showed that he can contribute as a top-end NHL forward,”said Hurricanes President and General Manager Jim Rutherford. “He should continue to be an important part of the Hurricanes coming off of his career year.”
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