NHL: Hurricanes agree with Necas

The Carolina Hurricanes settled one of the only remaining issues on their table Tuesday, signing forward Martin Necas to a two-year contract.

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The agreement will bring in $6 million in total for the Czech, or $2.5 million the first year and $3.5 million the next, confirmed the organization which plays in Raleigh.

« Martin is a young and dynamic playmaker, » Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell said in a statement. He has a combination of speed and skill that belongs to the elite and he will continue to improve.”

Former first-round pick (12e in total) of the « Canes » in 2017, the 23-year-old athlete amassed at least 40 points during a second straight season in 2021-2022, he who stopped his counter at 40 points in 78 duels. It is still a slight regression because he had blacked the score sheet 41 times in only 53 games the previous season. Prior to signing this new agreement, he was a restricted free agent.

Necas will have to redouble his efforts if he wants to get minutes of playing time in 2022-2023, he who will be part of a group of talented attackers including, among others, Andrei Svechnikov, Sebastian Aho, Max Pacioretty, Teuvo Teräväinen, Jordan Staal and former Montreal Canadiens Jesperi Kotkaniemi.

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