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Hurricanes Sign Viktor Stalberg

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Forward signs one-year-deal for $1.5 million

Viktor Stalberg is now a Carolina Hurricane
Viktor Stalberg is now a Carolina Hurricane
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The Carolina Hurricanes signed former Rangers forward, Viktor Stalberg to a one-year-deal today.  The contract will pay $1.5 million and is a one-way contract.

One might think that Ulf Samuelsson had some input in this signing.  Stalberg is a native of Sweden and he chipped in nine goals and 11 assists in 75 games last season.  He is 6'3, so will bring more size to the Canes lineup.  He was also credited with 144 hits.

See CH.com for more info.

The team's press release follows:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 1, 2016

‘CANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH VIKTOR STALBERG

Forward earned 20 points in 76 games with Rangers in 2015-16

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 forward Viktor Stalberg (STAHL-buhrg) on a one-year contract. The deal will pay Stalberg $1.5 million for the 2016-17 season. 

"Adding size to our forward corps was a priority this offseason," said Francis. "Viktor is another big, strong player who can skate that we’ve added to our lineup."

Stalberg, 30, appeared in 75 games for the New York Rangers in 2015-16, netting nine goals and adding 11 assists (20 points). The Gothenburg, Sweden, native has totaled 152 points (71g, 81a) in 413 career NHL games with Toronto, Chicago, Nashville and the New York Rangers. A sixth-round selection of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Stalberg has appeared in 43 career playoff games, totaling nine points (2g, 7a) and winning the Stanley Cup in 2013 with the Blackhawks.

Prior to turning professional, Stalberg was finalist for the 2009 Hobey Baker Award (top collegiate player) for the University of Vermont, where he totaled 84 points (41g, 43a) in 117 games. His career statistics are below.

The Carolina Hurricanes open the 2016-17 regular season, their 19th season in North Carolina, on the road against the Winnipeg Jets on Oct. 13. The Hurricanes host the New York Rangers in their regular-season home opener at PNC Arena on Oct. 28 (7:30 p.m.). For information about Hurricanes ticket packages, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com/tickets, or call 1-866-NHL-CANES (1-866-645-2263).

VIKTOR STALBERG’S CAREER STATISTICS

REGULAR SEASON                         PLAYOFFS

YEAR      TEAM                           LEAGUE        GP      G       A     PTS     PIM            GP      G       A     PTS     PIM

2006-07   U. of Vermont               H-East             39       7        8       15        53               -         -         -         -           -

2007-08   U. of Vermont               H-East             39      10      13      23        34               -         -         -         -           -

2008-09   U. of Vermont               H-East             39      24      22      46        32               -         -         -         -           -

Toronto                        AHL                  -         -         -         -           -                2        0        1        1          0

2009-10   Toronto                        NHL                40       9        5       14        30               -         -         -         -           -

Toronto                        AHL                 39      12      21      33        36               -         -         -         -           -

2010-11   Chicago                       NHL                77      12      12      24        43               7        1        0        1          5

2011-12   Chicago                       NHL                79      22      21      43        34               6        0        2        2          8

2012-13   Frolunda                      Sweden          11       7        5       12        10               -         -         -         -           -

Mytischi                       KHL                 14       3        7       10         4                -         -         -         -           -

Chicago                       NHL                47       9       14      23        25              19       0        3        3          6

2013-14   Nashville                      NHL                70       8       10      18        32               -         -         -         -           -

2014-15   Nashville                      NHL                25       2        8       10        18               6        1        2        3          0

Milwaukee                    AHL                 20      11       6       17        14               -         -         -         -           -

2015-16   NY Rangers                 NHL                75       9       11      20        22               5        0        0        0          6

NHL TOTALS (7 seasons)                       413     71      81     152      204             43       2        7        9         25