RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Zach Boychuk on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Boychuk $600,000 in the NHL or $200,000 on the American Hockey League (AHL) level in 2015-16, with a guarantee of $250,000.
"This will be Zach's eighth season in our organization," said Francis. "He's a reliable depth forward who we know is capable of contributing offensively at either level."
Boychuk, 25, split the 2014-15 season between the Hurricanes and their AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers. The Airdrie, Alb., native scored three goals and added three assists (6 points) in 31 games with Carolina. Boychuk (5'10", 185 lbs.) totaled 24 points (12g, 12a) in 39 AHL games with the Checkers, and became Charlotte's all-time leading goal scorer with his goal against the Toronto Marlies on Jan. 16.
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