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by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

RALEIGH, NC (May 31, 2000) – Jason Karmanos, Vice President and Assistant General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the team has agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with defenseman Shaun Fisher. As per club policy, no terms were released. Fisher was a free agent due to the fact he was undrafted player.

“We are pleased to announce the signing of Shaun Fisher,” stated Karmanos. “Shaun had an exceptional season for Plymouth. He was one of the reasons behind the success of that team both with his on ice performance and the manner in which he carried himself off the ice. He displayed tremendous character and leadership at the junior level, and we are excited about his future with our organization.”

Fisher, 20, completed his third season with the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), this past season, totaling 66 points (17g, 49a) in 59 games. The Detroit, Michigan native was the Whalers’ leading scoring among defensemen while ranking first on the team in assists and tied for third in points. Fisher also established career highs in goals, assists, points, and penalty minutes (57).

During the 2000 OHL Playoffs, in which the Whalers lost in seven games to the Barrie Colts in the OHL Finals, Fisher led all league defensemen in points by registering 25 (4g, 21a) in 23 games. Fisher also led all OHL scorers in assists (21) and ranked third on the Whalers in points.

Fisher (6’0”, 185 lbs.) has accumulated 133 points (29g, 104a) in 117 games over the last three years for Plymouth. Last August, Fisher participated in the 1999 Carolina Hurricanes Rookie Camp held in Plymouth.

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