The Carolina Hurricanes boast one of the most talented, young defensive corps in the National Hockey League, and on Wednesday, they secured a centerpiece of that group to a long-term contract extension.
In an already banner offseason, the Canes agreed to terms with defenseman Jaccob Slavin on a seven-year contract extension that carries an average annual value of $5.3 million.
"We think Jaccob is one of the best young defensemen in the National Hockey League. We think he has tremendous upside in addition to that," said Executive Vice President and General Manager Ron Francis. "He's also a man of extreme character. Both he and his wife, Kylie, do an awful lot in the community already at their young age, and I know that will continue. We are thrilled to have him as part of our organization moving forward."
"It's definitely been a really fun journey and experience so far," Slavin said. "There's eight more years here, and we're definitely looking forward to that."