Carolina Hurricanes sign Ryan Dzingel to one-year contract

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Ryan Dzingel to a one-year contract, the club announced Monday.

Dzingel, 30, split the 2021-22 season between the Arizona Coyotes and San Jose Sharks, scoring five goals and eight points in 32 games.

His new contract carries a cap of $750,000 in the NHL and will pay him a salary of $150,000 in the AHL, with guaranteed earnings of at least $200,000.

The Ottawa Senators originally selected Dzingel in the seventh round (204th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft. The 6’0″, 190-pound forward spent the first four seasons of his NHL career with Ottawa before being traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets before the 2019 deadline.

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After a brief stint with the Blue Jackets, Dzingel signed a two-year contract with the Hurricanes in 2019. Midway through the 2020–21 season, Carolina fired Dzingel to the Senators, with whom he played out the remainder of his contract.

In 404 career regular season games with Ottawa, Columbus, Carolina, Arizona and San Jose, Dzingel has scored 87 goals and 188 points. He peaked at 26 goals and 56 points in 78 games shared between Ottawa and Columbus in 2018-19.

Dzingel was a regular presence for the Senators on their run to the 2017 Eastern Conference Finals. In 28 career playoff games with Ottawa, Columbus and Carolina, the Wheaton, Illinois product scored three goals and four points.

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