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.
We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.
— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp