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Hurricanes Sign Center Bobby Hughes

Tuesday, 04.10.2007 / 3:18 PM ET / News
By Ken Preston
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Hurricanes Sign Center Bobby Hughes

Carolina’s 2006 fourth-round pick to finish season with Albany

RALEIGH, NC—Jason Karmanos, Vice President and Assistant General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed center Bobby Hughes to a three-year contract. At the NHL level, the deal will pay Hughes $500,000 in the first year, $525,000 in the second year and $550,000 in the third year, while Hughes will earn $62,500 per year at the minor-league level. Hughes, who received a $165,000 signing bonus with the contract, will play the remainder of the 2006-07 season with Carolina’s top minor-league affiliate, the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League.

“Bobby posted strong offensive numbers this past season, and the time is right for him to begin his professional career,” said Karmanos. “The experience he will gain playing with Albany for the remainder of this season should further his development heading toward next season.”

Hughes, 19, scored 40 goals and earned 56 assists (96 points) while playing in 59 of 68 regular-season games for Kingston of the Ontario Hockey League in 2006-07, his fourth season of Canadian major-junior hockey. The Richmond Hill, Ont., native led the Frontenacs and ranked 10th among all OHL skaters in scoring, 15th in assists, tied for 16th in goals and tied for eighth in shorthanded goals. Hughes (5’11”, 180 lbs.) completes his four-year major-junior hockey career having scored 103 goals and earned 150 assists (253 points) in 243 regular-season games, all with Kingston. The Hurricanes drafted Hughes in the fourth round, 123rd overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

The Albany River Rats will play three more regular-season games and remain in contention for a spot in the AHL’s Calder Cup playoffs. For information on Hurricanes ticket packages, please call 1-866-NHL-CANES or visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
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