RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Vice President of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Justin Peters on a two-year contract. The deal will pay Peters $525,000 in the NHL and $105,000 in the AHL, with a guarantee of at least $250,000 in 2012-13. He will be paid $550,000 in 2013-14.
Peters, 25, split the 2011-12 season between Carolina and the Hurricanes’ AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers. The Blyth, Ont., native went 2-3-2 with a 2.48 goals-against average and .931 save percentage for the Hurricanes in 2011-12. He appeared in 28 games for the Checkers, going 10-13-2 with a 2.77 goals-against average. Peters was named the Reebok/AHL Goaltender of the Month for November, after posting a 5-1-1 record with a 1.63 goals-against average and .949 save percentage in seven appearances.
Drafted by the Hurricanes in the second round, 38th overall, of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Peters has appeared in 28 career NHL games, going 11-11-3 with a 3.23 goals-against average. Peters (6’1”, 205 lbs.) has a record of 72-82-8 with a 2.83 goals-against average in 176 career AHL games with Albany and Charlotte.