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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 - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81