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Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Justin Soryal

Forward ranked 11th in AHL in 2010-11 with 220 penalty minutes

Saturday, 07.2.2011 / 11:54 AM ET / News
By Ken Preston
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Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Justin Soryal

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Director of Hockey Operations of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with left wing Justin Soryal (SOHR-yahl) on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Soryal $525,000 at the NHL level, or $80,000 at the minor-league level in 2011-12.

“Justin is a big, physical forward that will bring an element of toughness to the organization,” said Francis.

Soryal, 24, finished the 2010-11 season ranked 11th in the AHL, and second among Whale skaters with 220 penalty minutes. The Newmarket, Ont., native skated in 79 of Connecticut’s 80 regular-season games last season, scoring three goals and earning three assists (6 points). In 189 career regular-season games with the New York Rangers’ AHL affiliates, Soryal (6’3”, 211 lbs.) has scored 11 goals, earned 14 assists (25 points) and accumulated 493 penalty minutes. The Rangers signed Soryal as an undrafted free agent on March 12, 2008, after he completed his four-year major-junior career with Peterborough of the Ontario Hockey League. His career statistics can be found here.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 71 22 28 -12 50
J. Faulk 76 15 32 -19 47
E. Lindholm 75 16 21 -20 37
J. Skinner 71 18 13 -22 31
V. Rask 74 11 20 -13 31
N. Gerbe 72 9 17 -13 26
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. McClement 76 7 13 -5 20
A. Nestrasil 48 7 13 5 20
J. Staal 40 4 16 -6 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 22 5 .909 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60