– 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 Viktor Stalberg (STAHL-buhrg) on a one-year contract. The deal will pay Stalberg $1.5 million for the 2016-17 season.
“Adding size to our forward corps was a priority this offseason,” said Francis. “Viktor is another big, strong player who can skate that we’ve added to our lineup.”
Stalberg, 30, appeared in 75 games for the New York Rangers in 2015-16, netting nine goals and adding 11 assists (20 points). The Gothenburg, Sweden, native has totaled 152 points (71g, 81a) in 413 career NHL games with Toronto, Chicago, Nashville and the New York Rangers. A sixth-round selection of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Stalberg has appeared in 43 career playoff games, totaling nine points (2g, 7a) and winning the Stanley Cup in 2013 with the Blackhawks.
Prior to turning professional, Stalberg was finalist for the 2009 Hobey Baker Award (top collegiate player) for the University of Vermont, where he totaled 84 points (41g, 43a) in 117 games.