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Carolina Hurricanes re-sign RW Chad LaRose to 2-year, $3.4M contract

Wednesday, 06.29.2011 / 12:38 PM / News

The Canadian Press

RALEIGH, N.C. - Chad LaRose has signed a two-year deal worth US$3.4 million to stay with the Carolina Hurricanes.

The team announced the signing Wednesday, two days before LaRose was due to become an unrestricted free agent.

LaRose will make $1.5 million this season and $1.9 million in 2012-13. The popular right winger made $1.9 million last season.

General manager Jim Rutherford calls LaRose "one of my favourite players" and says he hopes he is "a lifelong player with the organization."

LaRose had 16 goals and 15 assists last season while matching his career high with 31 points.

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Obviously he's been my favorite goalie since I grew up. He's kind of close to my hometown so I've been watching him my whole life. It's a pretty special moment for me to score two goals on Lundqvist in such an important game as this.

— Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky after scoring his first two Stanley Cup Playoff goals against his childhood idol Henrik Lundqvist