Winger agrees to three-year deal after setting career highs in goals and points in 2005-06
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 30, 2006
RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with right wing Craig Adams on a three-year contract. The deal will pay Adams $600,000 per year.
“Craig is a character, high-energy player who is a great fit for our team,” said Rutherford. “He had his best season this past year and will continue to play an important role with the Hurricanes in the future.”
Adams, 29, established career highs in goals (10) and points (21) during the 2005-06 regular season with Carolina. After spending the 2004-05 season with Milan of the Italian League, Adams signed with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in August 2005. On Oct. 3, just prior to the start of the regular season, the Hurricanes, who had originally drafted Adams in 1996, re-acquired him in exchange for defenseman Bruno St. Jacques. He began the season in Lowell (American Hockey League), totaling four goals and three assists (7 points) in 13 games before being recalled to Carolina on Nov. 12, where he played every game for the remainder of the regular season and the playoffs.
In 305 career regular season NHL games, all with Carolina, Adams (6’0’’, 200 lbs.) has totaled 58 points (24g, 34a) and 249 penalty minutes. He has played 29 career playoff games for the Hurricanes.
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