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HURRICANES SIGN JESSE BOULERICE TO ONE-YEAR DEAL

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes
Forward completed his fourth NHL season in 2005-06


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 2, 2006

Jesse Boulerice (right) has totaled 10 points and 304 penalty minutes in 165 career NHL games with Philadelphia, Carolina and St. Louis.
RALEIGH, NC – Jason Karmanos, Vice President and Assistant General Manager for the 2006 Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed right wing Jesse Boulerice to a one-year contract. The deal will pay Boulerice $450,000 at the NHL level and $75,000 at the American Hockey League level.

“Jesse has been working hard to prepare himself for the upcoming season,” said Karmanos. “We know what he is capable of, and he understands his role in our organization.”

Boulerice, 27, completed his fourth NHL season in 2005-06, splitting the year between Carolina and St. Louis. He played 26 games for the Hurricanes prior to being traded to the Blues in the deal that brought Doug Weight to Carolina. He skated in 12 games for St. Louis, completing the season with 38 games played and 64 penalty minutes.

A native of Plattsburgh, NY, Boulerice has totaled 10 points and 304 penalty minutes in 165 career NHL games with Philadelphia, Carolina and St. Louis, 150 of which have been played in a Hurricanes uniform. Boulerice (6’2’’, 215 lbs.) was a fifth-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He was originally acquired by Carolina on Feb. 13, 2002 in exchange for forward Greg Koehler.

The Carolina Hurricanes will open their 2006-07 regular season on Oct. 4 at the RBC Center against the Buffalo Sabres. For information regarding Hurricanes ticket packages, please call 1-866-NHL-CANES or visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com.
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