– 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 defenseman Keegan Lowe
on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will play Lowe $750,000 at the NHL level, or $80,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level in 2016-17.
Lowe, 23, posted AHL career highs in games played (67), goals (3), assists (11) and points (14) in 2015-16, his third season with Carolina’s AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers. The Greenwich, CT, native made his NHL debut in the 2014-15 season with the Hurricanes, skating in two games and totaling 10 penalty minutes in two separate fights with Philadelphia Flyers forward Vincent Lecavalier. In 188 career AHL regular-season games with Charlotte, Lowe (6’2”, 195 lbs.) has scored seven goals, earned 30 assists (37 points) and totaled 267 penalty minutes. The Hurricanes drafted Lowe in the third round, 73rd overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.