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HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH WINGER ERIK COLE

Monday, 07.26.2004 / 2:56 PM / 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 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
3 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
11 OTT 61 27 23 11 173 166 65
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 62 12 28 -18 40
E. Staal 57 18 20 -12 38
E. Lindholm 61 11 16 -18 27
J. Skinner 57 16 10 -17 26
N. Gerbe 58 7 16 -10 23
R. Nash 59 7 15 -10 22
V. Rask 60 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 62 6 13 3 19
J. Staal 26 4 12 -4 16
A. Nestrasil 34 4 11 4 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 20 4 .911 2.43
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .905 2.61