– Ron Francis
, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed defenseman Tyler Ganly
to a three-year, entry-level contract. On the NHL level, the deal will pay Ganly $575,000 in 2015-16 and 2016-17, and $650,000 in 2017-18. His American Hockey League (AHL) salary would be $60,000 per year, and he receives a signing bonus of $120,000.
“Tyler had a good season despite missing significant time due to injury,” said Francis. “He was especially good in the playoffs and was a big part of his team making the OHL’s Western Conference finals.”
Ganly, 20, completed the 2014-15 season with the Ontario Hockey League’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, notching 16 points (2g, 14a) and a plus-15 rating in 38 games. The Milton, Ont., native ranked second in the league with a plus-14 plus/minus rating, and ranked second among Greyhounds defensemen with two goals in the 2015 OHL Playoffs.
Selected by the Hurricanes in the sixth round, 156th overall, of the 2013 NHL Draft, Ganly (6’2”, 196 lbs.) has earned 65 points (7g, 58a) and totaled 171 penalty minutes in 196 career OHL games with Sault Ste. Marie. Prior to his junior career, Ganly played one season with the Brampton Capitals and one season with the Toronto Jr. Canadiens, both of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL).