The deal will pay Dalpe $550,000 at the NHL level or $125,000 at the American Hockey League Level with a guarantee of $150,000.
The 23-year-old was a second-round pick of the Hurricanes in 2008. He has played 41 career NHL games with Carolina, scoring five goals and adding five assists. He played in 10 games with Carolina last season, and had 21 goals in 54 games for Charlotte in the AHL.
The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.
— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres