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Canes Agree to Terms with Bayda, Conboy, Forrest

Tuesday, 07.3.2007 / 11:45 AM ET / News
By Terrell Williams
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Canes Agree to Terms with Bayda, Conboy, Forrest
Depth players agree to one-year contracts

RALEIGH, NC—Jason Karmanos, Vice President and Assistant General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms on one-year contracts with forward Ryan Bayda and defensemen Tim Conboy and J.D. Forrest. Bayda will be paid $475,000 at the NHL level or $100,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level. Conboy will receive $495,000 at the NHL level or $95,000 at the AHL level. Forrest will be paid $475,000 in the NHL or $50,000 in the AHL.

Bayda, 26, split the 2006-07 season between Albany (AHL) and Carolina, notching one goal and one assist (2 points) in nine NHL contests with the Hurricanes. He ranked first among Albany skaters in goals in 2006-07 with 29 goals in just 55 games. The Saskatoon, Sask., native was third on the team in regular-season scoring with 54 points (29g, 25a) and second in playoff scoring with five points (3g, 2a) in five games. In 284 career regular-season AHL games with Lowell, Manitoba and Albany, Bayda (5’11”, 185 lbs.) has scored 74 goals, earned 125 assists (199 points) and accumulated 269 penalty minutes. Carolina’s second choice, 80th overall, in the third round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Bayda played college hockey at the University of North Dakota and won a national championship in 2000, his first season with the Fighting Sioux. He turned professional following three collegiate seasons and made his NHL debut with Carolina on Feb. 14, 2003, against Washington. In 78 NHL games with the Hurricanes, Bayda has scored eight goals and added 14 assists (22 points).

Conboy, 25, completed his third full professional season in 2006-07, spending the entire season with Albany. He totaled three goals and seven assists (10 points) in 75 games for the River Rats, ranking third among Albany skaters in penalty minutes (163). The Farmington, MN, native has totaled 45 points (13g, 32a) and 421 penalty minutes in 214 career regular season games in the AHL. He made his professional debut during the 2004 Calder Cup Playoffs, tallying three assists in three postseason contests for Cleveland. Conboy (6’2’’, 225 lbs.) was San Jose’s sixth choice, 217th overall, in the seventh round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to turning professional, he spent two seasons at St. Cloud State University of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), notching eight goals and 17 assists (25 points) and 130 penalty minutes in 64 career college hockey games.

Forrest, 26, missed the entire 2006-07 season due to a knee injury. Prior to signing a contract with the Hurricanes in July 2006, he played for Assat Pori of SM-Liiga, the top professional league in Finland in 2005-06. He ranked third among Assat Pori defensemen in scoring with six goals and five assists (11 points) in 43 regular season games and notched four assists in 14 playoff contests. In 2004-05, Forrest played for SaiPa Lappeenranta of SM-Liiga, ranking second among the team’s defensemen in scoring with 19 points (7 goals, 12 assists) in 53 games. Before playing in Europe, Forrest (5’9’’, 185 lbs.) spent four years on the blue line for Boston College of Hockey East, totaling 98 points (24g, 74a) and 122 penalty minutes in 144 career games. The Auburn, NY, native was named to the Hockey East Second All-Star Team and NCAA East Second All-American Team following his junior season with the Eagles. Forrest was part of the United States National Team Developmental Program from 1997 through 2000 and was originally drafted by the Hurricanes in the sixth round (181st overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

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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