Carolina Hurricanes sign gaolie Cam Ward to 2-year extension
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes have signed goaltender Cam Ward to a two-year, $6.6 million contract extension.
The team announced the deal Thursday. The deal pays Ward $3.5 million next season and $3.1 million in 2017-18, keeping the 32-year-old netminder with the team that drafted him in the first round of the 2002 draft.
That stay included the Hurricanes' run to the 2006 Stanley Cup, with Ward earning the Conn Smythe Trophy as the postseason's most valuable player as a rookie that year.
Ward, the only remaining player from that Cup-winning team, is Carolina's all-time leader with 269 wins and 23 shutouts.
The Hurricanes also agreed a one-year deal with center Derek Ryan worth $600,000 on the NHL level or $300,000 in the American Hockey League with a guaranteed minimum of $350,000.