The Carolina Hurricanes announced today the signing of Nick Dodge to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Dodge $500,000 at the NHL level and $55,000 at the minor league level. He will earn a guaranteed minimum of $75,000.
The center has yet to miss a game in two professional seasons and led the River Rats in (plus/minus) with +18 last year. He also chipped in with 16 goals and 20 assists. Dodge has scored 29 goals and 46 assists for a total of 75 points in his 160 game career, (all with the River Rats).
More after the jump:
Prior to turning professional, Dodge played four years of collegiate hockey at Clarkson University. In 150 career games with the Golden Knights, he amassed 52 goals and 72 assists (124 points), and captained Clarkson to consecutive NCAA tournament berths in 2006-07 and 2007-08. Dodge was named the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference’s (ECAC) best defensive forward for 2007-08, following his senior season. The Hurricanes drafted Dodge in the sixth round, 183rd overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Dodge and River Rats vs Norfolk Admirals 04/02/2010 (via sandpiper214)