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Suzuki Looks to Future After Signing Entry-Level Contract

Canes' first-round selection has impressed in training camp

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

On Tuesday night, 18-year-old forward Ryan Suzuki lined up across from Steven Stamkos and the Lightning on the frozen sheet in Tampa.

The next morning, he walked into a fourth-floor conference room at PNC Arena to sign his first National Hockey League contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Welcome to the show, kid.

"It all happened pretty quick. It feels like just yesterday I was selected," Suzuki said. "It's been pretty special for me."

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Preseason Recap: Canes Shut Out Bolts Again

Mrazek, Nedeljkovic team up for 21-save shutout

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

For the second time in as many nights, the Carolina Hurricanes shut out the Tampa Bay Lightning, this time by a score of 2-0.

The Hurricanes got goals from Steven Lorentz and Clark Bishop, and Petr Mrazek and Alex Nedeljkovic teamed up for a 21-save shutout.

Here are five takeaways from Wednesday's preseason tilt in Raleigh.

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Preseason Preview: Lightning vs. Hurricanes

Canes roll out experienced squad vs. Bolts

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

The Carolina Hurricanes took somewhat of a hodgepodge lineup to Tampa on Tuesday and left with a 3-0 shutout victory in their preseason opener.

Now, the veteran - in terms of experience, at least, because in age, they're still fairly young - squad is up in the back half of the Canes' home-and-home, back-to-back set against the Lightning.

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Canes Sign Suzuki to Three-Year, Entry-Level Deal

Forward was selected 28th overall by Carolina in the 2019 NHL Draft

by Canes PR @NHLCanes / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed forward Ryan Suzuki to a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal will pay Suzuki $832,500 at the NHL level or $70,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level for all three seasons. He will receive a signing bonus of $277,500.

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Preseason Recap: Canes Blank Lightning

Reimer, Forsberg combine for 15-save shutout

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

TAMPA - The Carolina Hurricanes opened their six-game preseason schedule with a 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday in Tampa.

Max McCormick, Lucas Wallmark and Colin Markison tallied for the Hurricanes, while James Reimer and Anton Forsberg combined for the 15-save shutout.

Here are five takeaways from the preseason opener.

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Preseason Preview: Hurricanes at Lightning

Canes open six-game preseason slate in Tampa

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

It's not quite October yet, but Carolina Hurricanes hockey is back.

The Hurricanes open their six-game preseason schedule with a home-and-home, back-to-back set against the Tampa Bay Lightning that begins on Tuesday night in Tampa.

"It's fun to start playing games now," Lucas Wallmark said. "We've been waiting for a couple weeks to just play some games. It's just going to be fun to play a game, see where we are and get back into it."

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Canes Sign Claesson to One-Year, Two-Way Deal

Defenseman tallied six points in 37 NHL games with the Rangers in 2018-19

by Canes PR @NHLCanes / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed defenseman Fredrik Claesson (KLAY-suhn) to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2019-20 season. The contract will pay Claesson $700,000 at the NHL level and $100,000 at the AHL level with a $200,000 guarantee.

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Canes Announce Preseason Broadcast Info

Sept. 25 game at Nashville to air on FOX Sports Carolinas

by Canes PR @NHLCanes / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - The Carolina Hurricanes, in conjunction with broadcast partners FOX Sports Carolinas and 99.9 The Fan, today announced the team's coverage plans for its 2019 exhibition season.

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Canes Continue Building Foundation in Training Camp

Five takeaways from the third day of on-ice activity

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Sunday is traditionally a day of rest, but for the Carolina Hurricanes, it marked the third day of on-ice activity at training camp.

No time for rest; it was back to work first thing in the morning.

Here are five takeaways from the two camp sessions on Sunday morning at PNC Arena.

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Canes Ramp Up Intensity on Second Day of Training Camp

Five takeaways from the second day of on-ice activity

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

If 8:45 a.m. on Friday was an early wake-up call for the first day of training camp, imagine what 8:45 a.m. on Saturday after the first day of training camp was like.

Is "rise and grind" still a thing?

Here are five takeaways from the second day of on-ice activity at Carolina Hurricanes training camp.

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