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Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Joe Corvo

Defenseman returns to Carolina following one season with Boston

Sunday, 07.1.2012 / 1:07 PM ET / News
By Ken Preston
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Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Joe Corvo
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 with defenseman Joe Corvo on a one-year contract. The deal will pay Corvo $2 million for the 2012-13 season.

“Joe and his family call Raleigh home, and he has had some of his best seasons while playing here,” said Rutherford. “We are pleased to welcome him back and to add his veteran presence to our blue line.”

Corvo, 35, completed his ninth NHL season in 2011-12, skating in 75 regular-season games with the Boston Bruins. The Oak Park, IL, native notched four goals, earned 21 assists (25 points) and posted a plus-10 plus/minus rating, while averaging 18:48 of ice time per game. He ranked second among Bruins defensemen in power play points with nine (1g, 8a). Corvo skated in five playoff games and recorded a team-best plus-3 plus/minus rating as the Bruins fell to the Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

In nine NHL seasons, Corvo (6’0”, 204 lbs.) has scored 83 goals, earned 200 assists (283 points) and posted a plus-35 plus/minus rating in 643 regular-season games with Los Angeles, Ottawa, Carolina, Washington and Boston. He went to the Stanley Cup Final with Ottawa in 2007, as well as the Eastern Conference Finals with Carolina in 2009, and has notched five goals and earned 13 assists (18 points) in 50 career Stanley Cup playoff games. The Kings originally drafted Corvo in the fourth round, 83rd overall, in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. His career statistics are below.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 68 20 27 -13 47
J. Faulk 73 14 32 -18 46
E. Lindholm 72 16 20 -21 36
J. Skinner 68 18 12 -22 30
V. Rask 71 11 19 -12 30
R. Nash 67 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 69 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 73 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 45 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 37 4 15 -9 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 19 21 5 .910 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62