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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

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 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