– Ron Francis
, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Brendan Woods
on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will play Woods $650,000 on the NHL level, or $80,000 on the American Hockey League (AHL) level in 2016-17.
Woods, 24, skated in five games with the Hurricanes in 2015-16, while spending the majority of the season with Carolina’s AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers. With Charlotte, the Humboldt, Sask., native scored nine goals and earned 11 assists (20 points) in 59 games in 2015-16, his third full season with the team. Woods (6’4”, 210 lbs.) made his NHL debut with the Hurricanes in 2014-15, and has skated in seven career NHL games. He has scored 27 goals, earned 31 assists (58 points) and totaled 182 penalty minutes in 171 career AHL regular-season games with the Checkers since turning professional following his collegiate career at Wisconsin. Carolina drafted Woods in the fifth round, 129th overall, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.