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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 - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72