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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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  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
K. Versteeg 63 11 22 -6 33
E. Staal 63 10 23 -3 33
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81