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.
You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.
— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals