The Carolina Hurricanes on Monday signed defenseman Justin Faulk to a six-year, $29 million contract extension. Faulk will receive $2.5 million in 2014-15, $3.5 million in 2015-16, $5.5 million in 2016-17 and 2017-18, and $6 million in 2018-19 and 2019-20, for an average annual salary-cap figure of $4.833 million.
Faulk, who turned 22 this past Thursday, has three goals and 24 points in 65 games this season, his third in the NHL. He also represented the United States in the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
"It's pretty exciting," Faulk said. "I'm happy to be here for another six years. I think we have a pretty good group of guys here, a good core of guys to build off of. If you look at our team, it's a good team to be a part of and good guys to have around. I think it's just going to keep getting better from here on out."