The Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday agreed to terms with veteran center Manny Malhotra on a one-year, two-way contract. The contract will pay Malhotra $600,000 at the NHL level, or $125,000 at the American Hockey League level, with a guarantee of $250,000.
"Manny brings a level of veteran leadership to the Hurricanes organization and gives the team depth at the center position," Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford said. "He has demonstrated in his career that he can be an extremely good defensive player and faceoff man."
Malhotra, 33, signed a professional tryout contract with the Charlotte Checkers, the Hurricanes' AHL affiliate, on Oct. 3 and played in eight games.