RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed forward Jordan Martinook to a two-year, $4 million contract extension. The deal begins with the 2019-20 season and goes through the 2020-21 season and carries an average annual value (AAV) of $2 million per season.
"Jordan has really fit in well with our group and provides veteran leadership both on and off the ice," said Waddell. "He skates with a relentless energy that epitomizes the way Coach Brind'Amour wants the Hurricanes to play."
Martinook, 26, ranks sixth among Hurricanes skaters this season with 10 goals, and has totaled 13 points (10g, 3a) in 50 games played. The Brandon, Man, native leads the team in hits (125), ranks first among Carolina forwards in blocked shots (28) and is a key member of the Carolina's penalty kill, ranking second among team forwards in total shorthanded ice time this season (86:27). The Hurricanes acquired Martinook (6'0", 196 lbs.) from the Arizona Coyotes on May 3, 2018, along with a fourth-round selection in the 2018 NHL Draft (Luke Henman) in exchange for Marcus Kruger and a third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft (Ty Emberson).
Selected by the Coyotes in the second round, 58th overall, of the 2012 NHL Draft, Martinook has totaled 36 goals and 42 assists (78 points) in 297 career NHL games with Arizona and Carolina. He established NHL career highs in goals (11) and points (25) in 2016-17 with the Coyotes.