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HURRICANES SIGN GOALTENDER JOHN GRAHAME

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HURRICANES SIGN GOALTENDER JOHN GRAHAME
Netminder ranked tied for fourth in NHL with five shutouts in 2005-06

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 1, 2006

RALEIGH, NC –
Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed goaltender John Grahame to a two-year contract. The deal will pay Grahame $1.4 million per season.

“With the departure of Marty Gerber to free agency, John completes our goaltending tandem for the next two years,” said Rutherford. “I feel very strongly about John’s competitiveness and his ability to help our team continue to win.”

Grahame, 30, completed his sixth NHL season in 2005-06, going 29-22-1 with a 3.06 goals-against average in 57 games for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Grahame earned five shutouts, ranking him tied for fourth in the NHL in that category. The Denver native established a Tampa Bay franchise record for longest shutout streak when he did not allow a goal for 202:46 from Jan. 17 through Jan. 29, a span that included two full-game shutouts. He also set a Lightning franchise record when he won nine consecutive games from Nov. 14 through Dec. 10. Grahame is 82-66-15 with a 2.69 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage in 179 career NHL games with Tampa Bay and Boston. He won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Lightning in 2004.

Grahame (6’3’’, 220 lbs.) played for Hurricanes head coach Peter Laviolette when he represented the United States at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy, where he made 22 saves in one game played, a 3-3 tie. Originally drafted by Boston in the ninth round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, he also played for Laviolette in the American Hockey League (AHL) when he led the Providence Bruins to the Calder Cup Championship in 1999 with a 15-4 playoff record and a 2.38 goals-against average. He also set an AHL record that season with a 19-game win streak. Prior to turning professional, Grahame played three seasons at Lake Superior State University, compiling a 56-24-9 record in 94 career college games.

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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
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