Hurricanes Sign Radek Dvorak

Radek Dvorak attended Hurricanes training camp as a tryout and was rewarded. - photo by Jamie Kellner

Forward is signed to a two-way, one-year contract

Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller wanted a versatile forward for penalty killing and he got one today as the club announced the signing of Radek Dvorak to a one-year deal.

The Czech native has been a steady, if not flashy contributor during his tryout in training camp.  He also gives the team another veteran to rely upon for some leadership.

The contract will pay Dvorak $600,000 at the NHL level and $125,000 at the AHL, with a guaranteed minimum of $250,000.

The team's press release follows:

HURRICANES SIGN FORWARD RADEK DVORAK

Veteran right wing has played 1,200 NHL games

RALEIGH, NCJim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed right wing Radek Dvorak (RA-dehk duh-VOHR-ak) to a one-year contract. The deal will pay Dvorak $600,000 on the NHL level or $125,000 on the American Hockey League (AHL) level, with a guarantee of at least $250,000 for the 2013-14 season.

"Radek is an veteran player, and he has shown us throughout training camp that he can contribute to the Hurricanes," said Rutherford. "His versatility and experience give our coaching staff a number of options with our lineup."

Dvorak, 36, split the 2012-13 season between HC Davos of the Swiss league and the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL, totaling seven points (3g, 4a) in seven games for Davos, and four goals in nine games with the Ducks. Originally selected by the Florida Panthers with the 10th overall pick of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, Dvorak has appeared in 1,200 NHL games with Florida, the New York Rangers, Edmonton, St. Louis, Atlanta, Dallas and Anaheim. The Tabor, Czech Republic, native has totaled 223 goals, 358 assists (581 points) and 408 penalty minutes in regular-season NHL action, and added seven points (2g, 5a) in 39 Stanley Cup playoff games.

Dvorak (6’2", 195 lbs.) ranks eighth among active NHL players in games played, and has competed for the Czech Republic in a number of international competitions including the 2002 Winter Olympics, the 1999, 2001, 2004 and 2005 IIHF World Championships and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey. His complete career statistics are below.

The Carolina Hurricanes open their 2013-14 season on Oct. 4 at PNC Arena against the Detroit Red Wings. Individual game tickets for all Carolina Hurricanes regular-season games are on sale at the PNC Arena Box Office and via Ticketmaster. For information on 2013-14 Hurricanes ticket packages, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com, or call 1-866-NHL-CANES.

RADEK DVORAK’S CAREER STATISTICS

REGULAR SEASON                         PLAYOFFS

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

1992-93      C. Budejovice Jr.       Czech Jr.                   35      44      46        90          -               -         -         -             -           -

1993-94      C. Budejovice Jr.       Czech Jr.                   20      17      18        35          -               -         -         -             -           -

C. Budejovice            Czech                          8        0        0          0         0               -         -         -             -           -

1994-95      C. Budejovice            Czech                        10        3        5          8         2              9        5        1            6           -

1995-96 Florida NHL 77      13      14        27       20            16        1        3            4           0

1996-97 Florida NHL 78      18      21        39       30              3        0        0            0           0

1997-98 Florida NHL 64      12      24        36       33               -         -         -             -           -

1998-99 Florida NHL 82      19      24        43       29               -         -         -             -           -

1999-00 Florida NHL 35        7      10        17         6               -         -         -             -           -

NY Rangers NHL 46      11      22        33       10               -         -         -             -           -

2000-01      NY Rangers NHL 82      31      36        67       20               -         -         -             -           -

2001-02      NY Rangers NHL 65      17      20        37       14               -         -         -             -           -

Czech Rep.                Olympics                     4        0        0          0         0               -         -         -             -           -

2002-03      NY Rangers NHL 63        6      21        27       16               -         -         -             -           -

Edmonton NHL 12        4        4          8       14              4        1        0            1           0

2003-04 Edmonton NHL 78      15      35        50       26               -         -         -             -           -

2004-05      C. Budejovice            Czech-2                    32      23      35        58       18            16        5      13          18         20

2005-06 Edmonton NHL 64        8      20        28       26               -         -         -             -           -

2006-07 St. Louis NHL 82      10      27        37       48               -         -         -             -           -

2007-08 Florida NHL 67        8        9        17       16               -         -         -             -           -

2008-09 Florida NHL 81      15      21        36       42               -         -         -             -           -

2009-10 Florida NHL 76      14      18        32       20               -         -         -             -           -

2010-11 Florida NHL 53        7      14        21       20               -         -         -             -           -

Atlanta NHL 13        0        1          1         4               -         -         -             -           -

2011-12 Dallas NHL 73        4      17        21       12               -         -         -             -           -

2012-13 HC Davos                  Swiss                          7        3        4          7         2              7        1        1            2           2

Anaheim NHL 9        4        0          4         2               -         -         -             -           -

NHL TOTALS (17 seasons)                       1,200    223    358      581     408            39        2        5            7           4

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