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Canes Agree to Terms with Zach Boychuk

Forward played 13 NHL games in 2012-13

Tuesday, 08.20.2013 / 4:30 PM ET / News
By Terrell Williams
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Canes Agree to Terms with Zach Boychuk
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RALEIGH, NC – Jason Karmanos, Executive Vice President and Assistant General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Zach Boychuk on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Boychuk $550,000 on the NHL level or $105,000 on the American Hockey League (AHL) level for the 2013-14 season.

Boychuk, 23, split the 2012-13 season between Carolina, Pittsburgh and Nashville on the NHL level and Charlotte in the AHL. The Airdrie, Alb., native totaled two points (1g, 1a) in 13 NHL games. He ranked second among Charlotte skaters in goals (23) and third in points (43).

Carolina’s first-round selection (14th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Boychuk (5’10”, 185 lbs.) has earned 20 points (8g, 12a) in 85 career NHL games with Carolina, Pittsburgh and Nashville. He has totaled 189 points (81g, 108a) in 227 career AHL games with Albany and Charlotte, and ranks second all-time among Checkers skaters in goals (66), assists (86) and points (152). Boychuk has represented Canada in a number of international competitions, winning gold at the 2008 and 2009 World Junior Championships.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
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9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 70 21 28 -12 49
J. Faulk 75 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 74 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 70 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 73 11 20 -12 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 71 8 17 -13 25
J. McClement 75 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 47 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 39 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60