Skip to main content

Staal agrees to seven-year, $57M deal with 'Canes

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -The Carolina Hurricanes have signed Eric Staal to a seven-year contract extension.

The deal signed Thursday is worth $57.75 million, will pay him an average of $8.25 million starting in 2009-10 and will last through 2015-16.

The 23-year-old two-time All-Star and MVP of last year's All-Star game has been discussing the new deal with team officials all summer. General manager Jim Rutherford made a long-term deal one of his top priorities heading into training camp, which starts next week.

The Hurricanes' first-round draft pick in 2003 is entering the final year of the three-year deal he signed in 2006 and will make $5 million this season.

Staal, who centers Peter Laviolette's No. 1 line, had 100 points three seasons ago in leading Carolina to its first Cup. He bounced back from a subpar 2006-07 season with 38 goals and 44 assists last season.

View More

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.