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Press Release: HURRICANES RE-SIGN DARREN LANGDON TO TWO-YEAR CONTRACT

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

FORWARD LED TEAM IN PENALTY MINUTES

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 27, 2002) – Jim Rutherford, CEO and General Manager of the Eastern Conference Champion Carolina Hurricanes, announced today the team has signed left winger Darren Langdon to a two-year contract. As per club policy, no terms were released.

“We are pleased to have Darren on board for two more years,” Rutherford said. “He plays an important role on our team and is a leader in the locker room.”

Langdon (6’1’’, 205 lbs.) played 58 games for Carolina this past season and led the Hurricanes with 106 penalty minutes. He scored two goals and added an assist for three points, the most points Langdon has scored since he accumulated six points (three goals, three assists) in 1997-98 with the New York Rangers.

Langdon was acquired by Carolina on Aug. 4, 2000 along with forward Rob DiMaio from the Rangers for forward Sandy McCarthy and a fourth-round draft pick in 2001. In 112 games with Carolina, Langdon has two goals, three assists and 200 penalty minutes. In 389 NHL games over eight seasons, Langdon has 16 goals, 18 assists and 935 penalty minutes.

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