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Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Justin Soryal

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

Saturday, 07.02.2011 / 11:54 AM / 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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16 CAR 30 8 19 3 62 87 19

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 30 5 12 -14 17
E. Staal 25 7 9 -11 16
R. Nash 30 4 12 -4 16
J. Skinner 26 7 8 -4 15
J. Tlusty 28 10 3 -11 13
E. Lindholm 30 7 6 -8 13
N. Gerbe 26 3 7 -2 10
A. Sekera 28 0 10 -9 10
V. Rask 30 4 5 -8 9
C. Terry 21 4 3 -3 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
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A. Khudobin 0 7 2 .892 3.11