NHL Free Agency: Joe “Scorvo” Corvo Returning to Carolina Hurricanes

July 8th, 2010 by Mark Jones Leave a reply »

Joe Corvo is returning to Raleigh.

After being traded to Washington at the 2010 Trade Deadline in a deal that sent a 2011 second rounder (eventually traded to Philadelphia for Jonathan Matsumoto), prospect Oskar Osala (in the AHL), and defenseman Brian Pothier (now a free agent) to Carolina, Corvo is once again coming back to a place where he just might have prospered the most.

The 33-year-old power play specialist was inked to a two-year, $4.5 million contract Wednesday afternoon by the Carolina Hurricanes; perhaps a deal that will finally settle Corvo down for the remainder of his career.

After being drafted in the fourth round, 83rd overall, by the Kings in 1997, at the age of 19, Corvo didn't even begin play for Los Angeles until the 2002-2003 season. However, the American defenseman blossomed there, progressing from 50 games and 12 points in '02-'03 to 72 games and 25 points in '03-'04 and, finally, following the lockout, 81 games and an impressive 40 points.

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