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BRENDL, ST. JACQUES ACCEPT QUALIFYING OFFERS

Monday, 08.15.2005 / 11:32 AM ET / News
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BRENDL, ST. JACQUES ACCEPT QUALIFYING OFFERS
PLAYERS SIGN ONE-YEAR CONTRACTS

RALEIGH, NC – Jason Karmanos, Vice President and Assistant General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with right wing Pavel Brendl on a one-year contract that will pay him $899,745 in the NHL or $35,000 in the American Hockey League (AHL). Karmanos also announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Bruno St. Jacques on a one-year contract that will pay him $450,000 in the NHL or $75,000 in the AHL.

Brendl, 24, split last season between four teams, spending the majority of his season with Jokipojat Joensuu in Finland, where he tallied nine goals and 10 assists (19 points) and 48 penalty minutes in 21 games. The Opocno, Czech Republic, native scored three goals in four games with HC Thurgau in Switzerland. Brendl also skated for two teams in the Czech Republic – HC Ocelari Trinec and HC Olomouc. In 2003-04, Brendl scored five goals and earned three assists (8 points) in 18 NHL contests before suffering a fractured collarbone at Toronto on Feb. 23, and missing the season’s final 21 games. He began the season with the Hurricanes’ American Hockey League affiliate Lowell Lock Monsters and notched 17 goals and 16 assists (33 points) in 33 games. Brendl was named to the PlanetUSA team for the AHL All-Star Game, but did not play due to his recall to Carolina.

The New York Rangers drafted Brendl (6’1”, 204 lbs.) in the first round, fourth overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. In three seasons with Calgary of the Western Hockey League prior to turning professional, he notched 172 goals, 148 assists (320 points) in 178 regular-season games, and led the WHL in goal-scoring twice. In 1998-99, he was named Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year and led Calgary to the Memorial Cup finals.

St. Jacques, 24, notched two goals and 12 assists (14 points) and 60 penalty minutes in 68 games with Lowell (AHL) in 2004-05. He had five points (1g, 4a) in 11 playoff games for the Lock Monsters. The Montreal native played in 35 games with Carolina in 2003-04 after making the team out of training camp. Philadelphia drafted St. Jacques (6’2’’, 204 lbs.) in the ninth round, 253rd overall, in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He turned professional at the end of the 1999-00 season and has played in 66 NHL games with Carolina and Philadelphia, notching two goals, seven assists (9 points) and 47 penalty minutes.

The Hurricanes acquired Brendl and St. Jacques on Feb. 7, 2003, in exchange for Sami Kapanen and Ryan Bast.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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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
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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

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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