RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Vice President of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with left wing Carter Sandlak on a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal will pay Sandlak $550,000 at the NHL level or $55,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level in the first year, $550,000 in the NHL or $67,500 in the AHL in the second year, and $575,000 in the NHL or $67,500 in the AHL in the third year. He will also receive a signing bonus of $110,000.
“Carter is a gritty, tough competitor who is having a good year for Plymouth in the Ontario Hockey League,” said Francis. “He’s got an edge to his game and the work ethic to be a good pro.”
Sandlak, 20, leads the Plymouth Whalers (OHL) in goals (16) and points (24) in 26 games during his fifth season of junior hockey. Born in Vancouver, but raised in London, Ont., Sandlak currently ranks tied for 13th in the OHL in goals. In 237 career OHL games with Guelph, Belleville and Plymouth, Sandlak (6’2”, 200 lbs.) has totaled 51 goals and 47 assists (98 points) and 332 penalty minutes.
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