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Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Jiri Tlusty

Winger notched 16 goals in 2013-14

Tuesday, 07.1.2014 / 2:45 PM ET / News
By Terrell Williams
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Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Jiri Tlusty
The winger notched 16 goals in 2013-14.
RALEIGH, NCRon Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with winger Jiri Tlusty on a one-year contract. The deal will pay Tlusty $2.95 million for the 2014-15 season.

Tlusty, 26, netted 16 goals and added 14 assists (30 points) in 68 games with the Hurricanes in 2013-14. The Slany, Czech Republic, native ranked tied for fourth on the team in goals and plus/minus rating (+2) and was eighth in points. He was also second on the team in game-winning goals with a career-high five.

Selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round (13th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Tlusty (6’0”, 209 lbs.) has totaled 73 goals and 69 assists (142 points) in 344 career NHL games with Toronto and Carolina. He established career highs in goals (23) and points (38) during the shortened 2012-13 season with the Hurricanes, ranking tied for fifth in the NHL in goals that year. Tlusty has represented the Czech Republic in four major international tournaments: the 2005 and 2006 U-18 World Championships, the 2006 World Junior Championship and the 2013 IIHF World Championship.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 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