HURRICANES SIGN BRUNO ST. JACQUES TO ONE-YEAR DEAL
Defenseman Played 18 Games With Carolina in 2002-03
|Bruno St. Jacques, who came to Carolina in a February trade, signed a one-year contract on Wednesday|
RALEIGH, N.C. (July 10, 2003) – Jason Karmanos, Vice President and Assistant General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the team has signed defenseman Bruno St. Jacques to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not announced.
“We look for Bruno to solidify his place in our lineup this season based on his play last year,” said Karmanos.
In 18 games with Carolina, St. Jacques (6’ 2”, 204 lbs.) notched two goals, earned five assists (7 points) and accumulated 12 penalty minutes. He also played eight games with Carolina’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Lowell Lock Monsters, recording one goal and one assist. The Hurricanes acquired St. Jacques, 22, along with right wing Pavel Brendl from Philadelphia on Feb. 7. Prior to the trade, St. Jacques played in six games with the Flyers and 30 with the Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL where he earned seven assists.
Philadelphia selected St. Jacques in the ninth round, 253rd overall, in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. The Montreal native has played in 31 NHL games and 141 AHL games since turning professional at the end of the 1999-00 season.