RALEIGH, NC - 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 Phil Di Giuseppe on a one-year contract. The deal will pay Di Giuseppe $725,000 on the NHL level, or $125,000 on the American Hockey League (AHL) level, in 2017-18.
Di Giuseppe, 23, scored one goal and added six assists (7 points) in 36 games for the Hurricanes during the 2016-17 season. His lone goal of the season was the overtime, game-winning goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Dec. 4, at PNC Arena. The Maple, Ont., native also appeared in 40 AHL games with the Charlotte Checkers, scoring 12 goals and adding 16 assists (28 points).
Selected by the Hurricanes in the second round, 38th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft, Di Giuseppe (6'0", 200 lbs.) has totaled 24 points (8g, 16a) in 77 career NHL games. Prior to turning professional, he played three seasons at the University of Michigan, totaling 78 points (33g, 45a) in 115 career collegiate games.