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HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH FRANTISEK KABERLE

Tuesday, 07.20.2004 / 12:14 PM / News
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HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH FRANTISEK KABERLE

Free-agent defenseman, team agree on two-year contract

Frantisek Kaberle
Kaberle ranked first among Thrashers defensemen with 29 points last season.
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RALEIGH, N.C. (July 15, 2004) – Jim Rutherford, President / General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with free-agent defenseman Frantisek Kaberle (FRAN-tih-sehk, KA-buhr-lay) on a two-year contract. As per club policy, no other terms were announced.

“Frank is a good-skating defenseman with very good puck-moving abilities,” said Rutherford. “His skills will be a benefit to our power play, and we look forward to him joining the Hurricanes next season.”

In 2003-04, Kaberle ranked first among all Thrashers defensemen and set a career high with 29 points, including a career-best 26 assists. He finished the season with a plus-2 plus/minus rating and was one of only two Thrashers players (Shawn McEachern), and the only Thrashers defenseman, to finish better than even. Kaberle registered a career-best four-game points streak when he recorded one goal and three assists, Oct. 23-30, and matched his career-best three-game assists streak on three separate occasions.

Kaberle, 30, was originally drafted by Los Angeles in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft with the 76th overall pick. The Kladno, Czech Republic, native was traded to Atlanta along with Donald Audette in exchange for Kelly Buchberger and Nelson Emerson on March 13, 2000, during the Thrashers’ first season in the NHL. In his five-year NHL career, Kaberle (6’ 0”, 190 lbs.) has played in 309 NHL games, recording 20 goals and 91 assists (111 points) and 114 penalty minutes. He ranks fourth on Atlanta’s all-time games played list (272), fifth on its all-time assists list (82) and eighth on its all-time points list (102).

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYI 63 41 20 2 202 174 84
3 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 61 30 22 9 161 160 69
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 62 25 27 10 139 164 60
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 60 23 30 7 137 159 53
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 60 11 28 -14 39
E. Staal 55 18 18 -9 36
E. Lindholm 59 11 16 -15 27
J. Skinner 55 16 9 -15 25
R. Nash 57 7 15 -8 22
N. Gerbe 56 7 14 -11 21
V. Rask 58 8 11 -16 19
J. McClement 60 4 12 1 16
J. Staal 24 4 11 -1 15
A. Semin 36 2 12 -8 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 16 19 4 .914 2.35
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .906 2.60