Hurricanes Sign Joe Corvo and Justin Peters

BOSTON - NOVEMBER 26: Joe Corvo #77 of the Carolina Hurricanes takes the puck in the second period against the Boston Bruins on November 26 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Carolina Hurricanes have been very busy on Canada Day. After siging Jordan Staal to a mammoth 10 year contract, they went out on the free agent market and signed Joe Corvo to a one year deal at $2 million, then brought back Justin Peters for two years.

Corvo was traded to the Boston Bruins last offseason after Erik Cole signed with Montreal. Peters was not re-signed at the end of his last contract, but obviously was looked at as more of a priority after Brian Boucher was deemed injured.

Brett Sutter was also signed to a one year, two-way contract.

Jim Rutherford has told the media that he is not done yet. We will see. The media releases are posted after the jump.

HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH JOE CORVO

Defenseman returns to Carolina following one season with Boston

RALEIGH, NCJim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Joe Corvo on a one-year contract. The deal will pay Corvo $2 million for the 2012-13 season.

"Joe and his family call Raleigh home, and he has had some of his best seasons while playing here," said Rutherford. "We are pleased to welcome him back and to add his veteran presence to our blue line."

Corvo, 35, completed his ninth NHL season in 2011-12, skating in 75 regular-season games with the Boston Bruins. The Oak Park, IL, native notched four goals, earned 21 assists (25 points) and posted a plus-10 plus/minus rating, while averaging 18:48 of ice time per game. He ranked second among Bruins defensemen in power play points with nine (1g, 8a). Corvo skated in five playoff games and recorded a team-best plus-3 plus/minus rating as the Bruins fell to the Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

In nine NHL seasons, Corvo (6’0", 204 lbs.) has scored 83 goals, earned 200 assists (283 points) and posted a plus-35 plus/minus rating in 643 regular-season games with Los Angeles, Ottawa, Carolina, Washington and Boston. He went to the Stanley Cup Final with Ottawa in 2007, as well as the Eastern Conference Finals with Carolina in 2009, and has notched five goals and earned 13 assists (18 points) in 50 career Stanley Cup playoff games. The Kings originally drafted Corvo in the fourth round, 83rd overall, in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. His career statistics are below.

For information on Carolina Hurricanes ticket packages, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com, or call 1-866-NHL-CANES.

JOE CORVO’s CAREER STATISTICS

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS

YEAR TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM GP G A TP PIM

1995-96 W. Michigan CCHA 41 5 25 30 38 - - - - -

1996-97 W. Michigan CCHA 32 12 21 33 85 - - - - -

1997-98 W. Michigan CCHA 32 5 12 17 93 - - - - -

1998-99 Springfield AHL 50 5 15 20 32 - - - - -

Hampton Roads ECHL 5 0 0 0 15 4 0 1 1 0

2000-01 Lowell AHL 77 10 23 33 31 4 3 1 4 0

2001-02 Manchester AHL 80 13 37 50 30 5 0 5 5 0

2002-03 Los Angeles NHL 50 5 7 12 14 - - - - -

Manchester AHL 26 8 18 26 8 3 0 0 0 0

2003-04 Los Angeles NHL 72 8 17 25 36 - - - - -

2004-05 Chicago AHL 23 7 7 14 14 18 4 5 9 12

2005-06 Los Angeles NHL 81 14 26 40 38 - - - - -

United States WHC 7 0 0 0 0 - - - - -

2006-07 Ottawa NHL 76 8 29 37 42 20 2 7 9 6

2007-08 Ottawa NHL 51 6 21 27 18 - - - - -

Carolina NHL 23 7 14 21 8 - - - - -

2008-09 Carolina NHL 81 14 24 38 18 - - - - -

2009-10 Carolina NHL 34 4 8 12 10 - - - - -

Washington NHL 18 2 4 6 2 7 1 1 2 4

2010-11 Carolina NHL 82 11 29 40 18 - - - - -

2011-12 Boston NHL 75 4 21 25 13 5 0 0 0 0

HURRICANES TOTALS (4 Seasons) 220 36 75 111 54 18 2 5 7 4

NHL TOTALS (9 Seasons) 643 83 200 283 217 50 5 13 18 14

HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH JUSTIN PETERS

Netminder appeared in seven NHL games for Carolina in 2011-12

RALEIGH, NCRon Francis, Vice President of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Justin Peters on a two-year contract. The deal will pay Peters $525,000 in the NHL and $105,000 in the AHL, with a guarantee of at least $250,000 in 2012-13. He will be paid $550,000 in 2013-14.

Peters, 25, split the 2011-12 season between Carolina and the Hurricanes’ AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers. The Blyth, Ont., native went 2-3-2 with a 2.48 goals-against average and .931 save percentage for the Hurricanes in 2011-12. He appeared in 28 games for the Checkers, going 10-13-2 with a 2.77 goals-against average. Peters was named the Reebok/AHL Goaltender of the Month for November, after posting a 5-1-1 record with a 1.63 goals-against average and .949 save percentage in seven appearances.

Drafted by the Hurricanes in the second round, 38th overall, of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Peters has appeared in 28 career NHL games, going 11-11-3 with a 3.23 goals-against average. Peters (6’1", 205 lbs.) has a record of 72-82-8 with a 2.83 goals-against average in 176 career AHL games with Albany and Charlotte.

The Carolina Hurricanes will open their 2012 exhibition schedule on Sept. 26 at Columbus, and play their first exhibition home game on Sept. 28 against the Nashville Predators. For information on 2012-13 Carolina Hurricanes ticket packages, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com, or call 1-866-NHL-CANES.

‘CANES SIGN BRETT SUTTER TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT

Forward served as captain for the Charlotte Checkers in 2011-12

RALEIGH, NCJim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has re-signed forward Brett Sutter to a one-year contract. The deal will pay Sutter $550,000 on the NHL level or $105,000 on the American Hockey League (AHL) level, with a guarantee of at least $150,000.

Sutter, 25, completed his fifth professional season in 2011-12, spending the majority of the year with the Hurricanes’ top minor-league affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers. The Viking, Alb., native notched three assists in 15 NHL games with the Hurricanes, and averaged 7:34 in ice time per game. On the AHL level, he totaled 13 goals, 16 assists (29 points) and 58 penalty minutes in 63 games, and served as team captain for the Checkers.

Sutter (6’0", 200 lbs.) was originally acquired by the Hurricanes on Nov. 17, 2010, along with Ian White, in exchange for Tom Kostopoulos and Anton Babchuk. Calgary’s sixth-round draft choice, 179th overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Sutter has earned five points (1g, 4a) and totaled 23 penalty minutes in 34 career NHL games with Calgary and Carolina. He has tallied 45 goals, 64 assists (109 points) and 324 penalty minutes in 335 career AHL games with Quad City, Abbotsford and Charlotte.

The Carolina Hurricanes will open their 2012 exhibition schedule on Sept. 26 at Columbus, and play their first exhibition home game on Sept. 28 against the Nashville Predators. For information on 2012-13 Carolina Hurricanes ticket packages, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com, or call 1-866-NHL-CANES.

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