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Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Tomas Kaberle

Defenseman won Stanley Cup with Boston in 2011

Tuesday, 07.5.2011 / 4:25 PM ET / News
By Ken Preston
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Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Tomas Kaberle

RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms on a three-year contract with defenseman Tomas Kaberle. The deal will pay Kaberle an average of $4.25 million per season.

“Tomas is one of the top puck-moving defensemen in the NHL and power-play specialist,” said Rutherford. “He has had a good career and is now a Stanley Cup champion. We welcome him to Carolina and look forward to his contributions to the Hurricanes.”

Kaberle, 33, split the 2010-11 regular season between Toronto and Boston after a trade-deadline deal that sent him to the Bruins. The Rakovnik, Czech Republic, native notched four goals, earned 43 assists (47 points) and averaged 22:06 of ice time in a combined 82 regular-season games between the Maple Leafs and the Bruins. His 25 power-play assists ranked fifth among all NHL skaters, and his total of 43 assists ranked fifth among NHL defensemen. In the postseason, Kaberle (6’1”, 214 lbs.) played in all 25 of Boston’s games en route to the Stanley Cup championship, earning a team second-best 11 assists and finishing second among NHL defenseman in assists. He led Bruins skaters and ranked fifth among league defensemen with five power-play assists, and his plus-8 plus/minus rating in the playoffs was fifth among all defensemen.

The 2010-11 season marked Kaberle’s 12th in the NHL. Since beginning his NHL career in 1998-99, he has scored 84 goals, earned 445 assists (529 points) and compiled a plus-31 plus/minus rating in 902 regular-season games with Toronto and Boston. Of his 445 career assists, 235 have come on the power play. Kaberle ranks second in assists (437) and points (520) by a defenseman in Maple Leafs history, and is third all time among Toronto defensemen with 878 games played. The Maple Leafs selected Kaberle in the eighth round, 204th overall, in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. Kaberle's 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
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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

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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