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HURRICANES SIGN ERIK COLE TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT

Wednesday, 08.13.2003 / 12:46 PM ET / News
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HURRICANES SIGN ERIK COLE TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT

Left Wing Enters Third NHL Season

Erik Cole
Canes winger Erik Cole, 24, was sixth on the team in scoring last season, despite missing the final 29 games of the year.
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RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 13, 2003) – Jim Rutherford, President/General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the team has signed left wing Erik Cole to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not announced.

In 53 games during the 2002-03 campaign, Cole (6’ 2”, 200 lbs.) had 14 goals and 13 assists (27 points) and accumulated 72 penalty minutes. Despite missing the season’s final 29 games after suffering a broken left leg on Jan. 30 at Tampa Bay, Cole finished sixth on the team in scoring.

“Erik is working hard and is 100 percent healthy,” said Rutherford. “He is one of our key forwards who plays an important leadership role. He will make a difference in the success of this team.”

After cracking the Hurricanes lineup prior to the 2001-02 season, Cole, 24, has notched 30 goals and earned 37 assists in 134 regular-season NHL games. During the 2002 playoffs, the Oswego, N.Y., native scored six goals and earned three assists (9 points) while playing in all 23 of Carolina’s postseason games. Cole was selected to play in the 2003 NHL YoungStars Game during All-Star weekend, but missed the exhibition following his injury.

The Hurricanes drafted Cole in the third round, 71st overall, in 1998. After completing his collegiate career at Clarkson University, Cole signed with the Hurricanes on March 26, 2000, and, played 78 games with Cincinnati of the International Hockey League before joining Carolina in 2001-02.

The Hurricanes open their seventh season in North Carolina on Oct. 9 at Florida, before returning to the RBC Center for their home opener, Saturday, Oct. 11 against defending Stanley Cup champion New Jersey. Ticket packages for the 2003-04 season are available by calling 1-888-NHL-TIX1.

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