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Canes Agree to Terms with Matthew Pistilli

Winger netted 45 goals for Shawinigan of Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 2008-09

Wednesday, 05.20.2009 / 6:08 PM ET / News
By Terrell Williams
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Canes Agree to Terms with Matthew Pistilli
RALEIGH, NC—Jason Karmanos, Vice President and Assistant General Manager for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with right wing Matthew Pistilli (Pih-STILL-ee) on a three-year, entry-level contract. Pistilli, who completed his fourth season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) this year, will be paid an average of $50,000 per season on the American Hockey League (AHL) level and an average of $508,000 per season on the NHL level over the next three seasons. He will also receive a signing bonus of $40,000.

“Matthew is a big, strong winger who has a proven ability to finish,” said Hurricanes Director of Amateur Scouting Tony MacDonald. “He has a knack for being able to get to the front of the net and score, and will add more depth to our organization at his position.”

Pistilli (6’2’’, 220 lbs.) ranked fourth in the QMJHL in goals during the 2008-09 season, finding the net a team-best 45 times. He ranked third among Shawinigan skaters and eighth in the QMJHL in scoring with 86 points, and had 20 points (13g, 7a) in 21 playoff games for the Cataractes as Shawinigan advanced to the seventh game of the QMJHL Finals before falling to Drummondville. Pistilli, 20, ranked seventh in the QMJHL in scoring in 2007-08, totaling 93 points (37g, 56a) during the regular season. He helped lead Gatineau to the 2008 QMJHL title with 28 points (11g, 17a) in 19 playoff games.

The Montreal, Que., native completed his five-year junior hockey career with 120 goals and 145 assists (265 points) in 259 career games. Two players on the current Hurricanes roster – Chad LaRose and Bryan Rodney – were also signed by Carolina as undrafted free agents.

Year Team League
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
 
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
2004-05 Shawinigan QMJHL
2
1
1
2
6
 
-
-
-
-
-
2005-06 Shawinigan QMJHL
34
5
5
10
20
 
-
-
-
-
-
  Gatineau QMJHL
32
10
13
23
16
 
17
2
2
4
8
2006-07 Gatineau QMJHL
65
22
29
51
44
 
5
1
1
2
2
2007-08 Gatineau QMJHL
63
37
56
93
51
 
19
11
17
28
14
2008-09 Shawinigan QMJHL
63
45
41
86
37
 
21
13
7
20
4
QMJHL TOTALS (5 seasons)
259
120
145
265
174
 
62
27
27
54
28

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STANDINGS

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