Rutherford Statement on Gregory Hofmann
Prospect did not sign with Hurricanes and will re-enter the NHL Draft
“We wanted to sign Gregory to a contract, and felt that he could have a future with the Hurricanes on the NHL level,” said Rutherford. “It is disappointing that we were unable to reach an agreement with his agent to keep him in our organization.”
Carolina’s 2011 sixth-round selection Matt Mahalak was also not signed and will re-enter the draft.