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Canes Sign Matthew Pistilli to entry level deal

The Carolina Hurricanes signed right winger, Matthew Pistille to an entry level, three year contract today.  Never heard of him before?  That's because he is an undrafted free agent much like Chad LaRose and Bryan Rodney were when the Hurricanes signed them.  He's got some great stats for being undrafted though.  This is from the Canes presser:

 

Pistilli (6’2’’, 220 lbs.) ranked fourth in the QMJHL in goals during the 2008-09 season, finding the net a team-best 45 times. He ranked third among Shawinigan skaters and eighth in the QMJHL in scoring with 86 points, and had 20 points (13g, 7a) in 21 playoff games for the Cataractes as Shawinigan advanced to the seventh game of the QMJHL Finals before falling to Drummondville. Pistilli, 20, ranked seventh in the QMJHL in scoring in 2007-08, totaling 93 points (37g, 56a) during the regular season. He helped lead Gatineau to the 2008 QMJHL title with 28 points (11g, 17a) in 19 playoff games.

Pistilli will have a tryout next year, but will probably be assigned to Albany.  With his size and numbers, it's surprising this guy was never drafted.  For more info, you can check CH.com.

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