RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed forward Steven Lorentz to a two-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Lorentz $700,000 in the NHL or $70,000 in the American Hockey League with a guarantee of at least $100,000 in 2020-21, and $750,000 in the NHL or $100,000 in the AHL with a guarantee of at least $200,000 in 2021-22.
"Steven took a big step forward this season," said Waddell. "He was an impact player on the AHL level and we believe he will contribute in the NHL in the future."
Lorentz, 24, completed his first full AHL season with the Charlotte Checkers in 2019-20, scoring 23 goals and adding 23 assists (46 points) in 61 games played. The Waterloo, Ont. native ranked first among Checkers and eighth in the AHL in plus/minus (+23) and was second among Charlotte skaters in goals and points. Following the conclusion of the season, Lorentz joined the Hurricanes in the Toronto bubble for the Stanley Cup playoffs, but did not appear in a game.
Lorentz (6'4", 206 lbs.) was selected by the Hurricanes in the seventh round, 186th overall, at the 2015 NHL Draft. He has appeared in 93 career AHL games, totaling 55 points (26g, 29a) and 60 penalty minutes.