NHL Free Agency: Carolina Hurricanes Team Report (July 16 Edition)

July 16th, 2010 by Mark Jones Leave a reply »
Despite a period of silence surrounding the Carolina Hurricanes over the past week since they signed Joe Corvo, several minor signings have began to fill out the depth chart for the 'Canes new minor league affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers.

Carolina's official website, as well as plenty of other sources, report that 26-year-old defenseman Bryan Rodney, 24-year-old goaltender Justin Pogge, and 24-year-old center Nick Dodge have all been signed to new contracts by the Hurricanes.

All three had become restricted free agents on July 1.

Rodney, the only one of the three to appear with Carolina last season, was inked to a one-year deal that will pay him $525,000 at the NHL level in the upcoming year.

Rodney was a significant part of the Albany River Rats' defense in both the regular season and playoffs, as well as scoring his first NHL goal and adding 10 assists in 22 games with the Hurricanes.

Former Duck and Maple Leaf prospect Pogge, who was acquired at the trade deadline from Anaheim along with a 2010 fourth round pick for Aaron Ward, was given a one-year NHL entry level contract ($500,000 salary).

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