Hurricanes reach 2-way deals with 5 restricted free agents
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms with all five of their restricted free agents.
General manager Ron Francis on Thursday said defenseman Ryan Murphy has agreed to a two-year contract worth nearly $1.6 million. That deal came after forwards Brendan Woods and Brody Sutter and defensemen Dennis Robertson and Keegan Lowe agreed to one-year, two-way contracts.
Murphy, the last of the team's restricted free agents, will make $750,000 this season and $825,000 in 2017-18. He had 10 assists in 35 games with Carolina this season.
Lowe's contract will be worth $750,000 in the NHL while Robertson and Woods each will earn $650,000 and Sutter will be paid $600,000. In the minor leagues, Sutter will make $115,000 while Lowe and Woods will earn $80,000 apiece and Robertson will make $75,000.