Hurricanes Sign Tim Brent To Two-Year Deal

The Carolina Hurricanes got their fourth-line center early in free agency Friday, signing former Toronto Maple Leaf Tim Brent to a two-year deal worth a total of $1.5 million. Brent will earn $700,000 this coming season and $800,000 in 2012-13.

Brent, 27, played 78 games for Toronto last season, registering eight goals and 12 assists while winning 52 percent of his faceoffs. Brent was one of the Maple Leafs' top penalty-killing forwards in 2010-11, leading all of the team's full-time forwards in shorthanded ice time with 1:58 a game. Toronto's PK unit was ranked 28th in the NHL last season.

It was Brent's first full season in the NHL. Brent will join his fifth NHL team, having played in the NHL with Toronto, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Anaheim since 2006.


Tim Brent

Toronto Maple Leafs

6-0

188

Mar 10, 1984



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2010 - Tim Brent 79 8 12 20 -4 33 0 1 1 60

 

The following is from the Canes' press release:

 

HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH TIM BRENT

Center had 20 points with Toronto in 2010-11; Agrees to two-year deal

 

RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with center Tim Brent. The two-year deal will pay Brent $700,000 in 2011-12, and $800,000 in 2012-13.

 

“Tim gives us the depth we need at the center position,” said Rutherford. “He is a strong faceoff man and penalty killer, and he can also play the point on the power play.”

 

Brent, 27, played in 79 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2010-11, notching eight goals and earning 12 assists (20 points), while averaging 11:39 of ice time per game. The Cambridge, Ont., native ranked second among Maple Leafs in winning 52.0 percent of his faceoffs, and led Toronto forwards in average shorthanded time on ice per game (1:58) and blocked shots (58). He led the Maple Leafs with two shorthanded points (1g, 1a), was fourth among team forwards with 104 hits and collected four power-play assists.

 

Brent (6’0”, 188 lbs.) was originally drafted by Anaheim in the second round, 37th overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, but re-entered the draft in 2004 after failing to come to terms on a contract. Anaheim then drafted him in the third round, 75th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He has scored nine goals, earned 12 assists (21 points) and accumulated 41 penalty minutes in 98 career NHL games with Anaheim, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Toronto. His career statistics are below.

 

The Carolina Hurricanes will open their 2011 exhibition schedule on Sept. 19 at Buffalo. For information on 2011-12 Carolina Hurricanes ticket packages, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com, or call 1-866-NHL-CANES.

 

TIM BRENT’S CAREER STATISTICS

                                                                                      REGULAR SEASON                            PLAYOFFS

YEAR          TEAM                        LGE                          GP       G       A     PTS     PIM           GP        G       A       PTS      PIM

2000-01      St. Michael’s              OHL                           64        9      19        28       31            18        2        8          10           6

2001-02      St. Michael’s              OHL                           61      19      40        59       52            14        7      12          19         20

2002-03      St. Michael’s              OHL                           60      24      42        66       74            19        7      17          24         14

2003-04      St. Michael’s              OHL                           53      26      41        67     105            18        4      13          17         24

2004-05      Cincinnati                   AHL                           46        5      13        18       42            12        0        1            1           6

2005-06      Portland                     AHL                           37      15        9        24       32            15        4        4            8         16

2006-07      Anaheim                    NHL                           15        1        0          1         6               -         -         -             -           -

                   Portland                     AHL                           48      16      14        30       40               -         -         -             -           -

2007-08      Pittsburgh                  NHL                             1        0        0          0         0               -         -         -             -           -

                   Wilkes-Barre              AHL                           74      18      43        61       79            23      12      15          27         10

2008-09      Chicago                     NHL                             2        0        0          0         2               -         -         -             -           -

                   Rockford                    AHL                           64      20      42        62       59              4        0        1            1           2

2009-10      Toronto                      NHL                             1        0        0          0         0               -         -         -             -           -

                   Toronto                      AHL                           33      13      15        28       19               -         -         -             -           -

2010-11      Toronto                      NHL                           79        8      12        20       33               -         -         -             -           -

NHL Totals (5 Seasons)                                             98        9      12        21       41               -         -         -             -           -

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