Chris Terry, a fifth-round pick of the Hurricanes in 2007, opted to re-sign with Carolina instead of testing the free agent market on July 1, agreeing to a one-year, two-way deal. The contract will pay Terry $600,000 at the NHL level and $300,000 in the AHL.
Terry, 25, has spent the majority of his five professional seasons with Carolina’s top affiliate — first the Albany River Rats, then the Charlotte Checkers — but has registered a goal and two assists in 13 career games with the Hurricanes. He played 10 games with the Canes in 2013-14. He has been an alternate captain with the Checkers the past two seasons.
Here is the release from the team.
‘CANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORWARD CHRIS TERRY
Left wing led Charlotte Checkers in assists in 2013-14
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with left wing Chris Terry on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Terry $600,000 on the NHL level or $300,000 on the American Hockey League (AHL) level in 2014-15.
Terry, 25, played a career-high 10 NHL games in 2013-14, totaling two assists. The Brampton, Ont., native scored the game-winning goal in the shootout for the Hurricanes on Nov. 15 against the Minnesota Wild, and earned his first two NHL assists against Dallas on April 3. Terry spent the majority of the season with the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers, ranking first among Checkers in assists (41) and shots (230) and second on the team in goals (28) and points (69). He was tied for third in the AHL in power-play points (37), sixth in scoring, tied for 10th in goals and tied for 11th in assists.
Terry (5’10", 195 lbs.) was selected by Carolina in the fifth round, 132nd overall, of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, and has appeared in 13 career NHL games with the Hurricanes, totaling one goal and two assists (3 points). Terry represented the Checkers at the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic and has served as an alternate captain for Charlotte for the past two seasons.