SHARE
Round 2
Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

Hurricanes GM says multi-year deal with Jeff Skinner close to being done

Wednesday, 08.08.2012 / 1:55 AM / News

The Canadian Press

Share with your Friends


Hurricanes GM says multi-year deal with Jeff Skinner close to being done

The Carolina Hurricanes continue to be one of the most aggressive NHL teams this offseason.

General Manager Jim Rutherford announced Tuesday that the Hurricanes were close to re-signing restricted free agent forward Jeff Skinner.

"It looks like we are going to be able to get Jeff Skinner tied up for a number of years. Exciting news for our franchise," tweeted Rutherford.

Carolina has already traded for forward Jordan Staal and signed unrestricted free agent forward Alex Semin this summer.

The 20-year-old Skinner was the 2011 rookie of the year. He had 20 goals and 24 assists last season.

Quote of the Day

It was a different game in the past, that's for sure. It's not exactly what I was expecting but I think the experience paid off for a lot of our guys that realized what it takes in a Game 7. Realistically the effort we put forward, we might not even had to put 60 [minutes], but we just couldn't get a couple bounces to go our way and we just kept pushing.

— Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby on Washington's play in Game 7 vs. the Islanders