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HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH WINGER ERIK COLE

Monday, 07.26.2004 / 2:56 PM ET / News
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HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH WINGER ERIK COLE

Team also announces signing of free-agent center Jim Henkel

Erik Cole
The Hurricanes and Erik Cole avoided arbitration, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract.
> Erik Cole's Bio and Stats
RALEIGH, N.C. (July 23, 2004) – Jim Rutherford, President / General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with left wing Erik Cole on a one-year contract. As per club policy, no other terms were announced.

“Erik is instrumental to the success of our team,” said Rutherford. “We look forward to him taking the next step to being a top-level player.”

Cole, 25, completed his third NHL season in 2003-04, posting career highs in goals (18), points (42) and penalty minutes (93) in 2003-04. He was second on the team in goals (18), penalty minutes (93) and shooting percentage (10.5%). He was third in points (42) and fifth in assists (24). A native of Oswego, New York, Cole has totaled 48 goals and 61 assists (109 points) in 214 career games with the Hurricanes.

Drafted out of Clarkson University of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) in the third round, 71st overall, of the 1998 Entry Draft, Cole (6’ 2”, 200 lbs.) played an integral role in Carolina’s run to the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals, leading all NHL rookies in goals (6) and points (9) in the postseason. He led all rookies and ranked fifth in the NHL in hits during the regular season in 2001-02, and was fourth among rookies in points (40), fifth in goals (16), and tied for second in assists (24). Cole was selected to represent the Eastern Conference in the 2003 NHL YoungStars Game at All-Star Weekend, but he was unable to participate due to a broken fibula.

Along with agreeing to terms with Cole, Rutherford also announced the team’s signing of center Jim Henkel to a one-year contract. In 2003-04, Henkel (6’ 2”, 190 lbs.) played in 35 games with Carolina’s AHL affiliate, the Lowell Lock Monsters, notching 11 goals and adding 13 assists (24 points) in that span. Before joining Lowell, Henkel, 25, spent time with Grand Rapids and Worcester of the AHL, totaling 13 goals and 14 assists (27 points) along with 10 penalty minutes in a combined 53 AHL games during 2003-04. The Hazlet, N.J., native was originally selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the eighth round, 217th overall, in the 1998 Entry Draft, and turned professional following four seasons at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute (ECAC).

JIM HENKEL'S CAREER STATISTICS
REGULAR SEASON
PLAYOFFS
YEAR TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 Rensselaer Polytechnic ECAC 20 0 4 4 14 -- -- -- -- --
1999-2000 Rensselaer Polytechnic ECAC 34 2 5 7 28 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Rensselaer Polytechnic ECAC 34 11 19 30 44 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Rensselaer Polytechnic ECAC 35 9 15 24 22 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Atlantic City ECHL 68 32 36 68 25 19 3 12 15 8
Cleveland AHL 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2003-04 Atlantic City ECHL 22 14 11 25 15 2 0 2 2 0
Grand Rapids AHL 15 2 1 3 4 -- -- -- -- --
Worcester AHL 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Lowell AHL 35 11 13 24 6 -- -- -- -- --
Providence AHL -- -- -- -- -- 1 0 1 1 0
AHL CAREER (3 SEASONS) 45 13 14 27 10 1 0 1 1 0

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 69 21 28 -11 49
J. Faulk 74 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 73 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 69 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 72 11 20 -11 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 70 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 74 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 46 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 38 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62