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HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH FRANTISEK KABERLE

Tuesday, 07.20.2004 / 12:14 PM ET / 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 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72