RALEIGH, NC (May 19, 2000) – Jason Karmanos, Vice President and Assistant General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the team has agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with forward Brent McDonald. As per club policy, no terms were released.
“We are pleased to welcome Brent McDonald into our organization,” stated Karmanos. “Brent has shown significant progress over the last two seasons and we look forward to his continued development in the years to come.”
McDonald, 20, completed his first season with the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League (WHL), last year, totaling 62 points (29g, 33a) in 68 games. The Olds, Alberta native posted career highs in assists (33) and points (62) during the 1999-2000 season. McDonald tied for the team lead with a +29 rating while finishing third in goals and fifth in scoring.
Drafted by the Hurricanes in the ninth round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft (239th overall), McDonald accumulated 255 points (110g, 145a) in 346 games of junior hockey while playing for Red Deer, Prince George and Spokane.