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Carolina Hurricanes Sign Brock McGinn, Philip Samuelsson to Contract Extensions

McGinn’s deal will pay him $1.75M over the next two seasons, and Samuelsson inks a two-way contract for next season.

Jamie Kellner

The Hurricanes announced today that the team has agreed to a two-year contract extension with forward Brock McGinn. The contract will pay McGinn $875,000 in the 2017-2018 season, followed by a small increase to $900,000 for 2018-2019.

McGinn played 57 games last season, racking up 16 points (7 G, 9 A) and posting a plus-minus of -11. He’s been on the Hurricanes roster since 2015, playing 78 games in the two-year span.

Carolina issued a qualifying offer to McGinn and two others on Monday before the 5:00 p.m. deadline. McGinn will again be a restricted free agent, this time with arbitration rights, in the 2019 offseason.

McGinn’s signing leaves Phil Di Giuseppe the only remaining restricted free agent for the Canes to sign this offseason. Forward Jay McClement and defenseman Matt Tennyson, both unrestricted free agents, are the only other players on the NHL roster without contracts for next season.

The Hurricanes put out this press release on the agreement:

Forward skated in 57 games with Carolina in 2016-17

Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed forward Brock McGinn to a two-year contract. The deal will pay McGinn $875,000 in 2017-18, and $900,000 in 2018-19.

“Brock took a step forward last season and was a regular presence in our lineup,” said Francis. “He is a young player who plays a physical, but smart brand of hockey, and can contribute offensively.”

McGinn, 23, completed his third full professional season in 2016-17, spending the majority of the year with the Hurricanes. The Fergus, Ont., native played in 57 NHL games with Carolina, notching seven goals and earning nine assists (16 points). McGinn (6’0”, 185 lbs.) also skated in nine games with the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL), totaling eight points (5g, 3a). He was named the NHL’s third star of the week for the period ending Jan. 15, after he registering seven points (4g, 3a) in three games, including his first NHL hat trick on Jan. 14.

Originally drafted by Carolina in the second round (47th overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft, McGinn has scored 10 goals and earned 10 assists (20 points) in 78 career NHL games with the Hurricanes. He made his NHL debut at Detroit on Oct. 16, 2015, notching two points in that game, including his first NHL goal on his first NHL shot. Prior to turning professional, McGinn played four seasons of major junior hockey with Guelph of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), totaling 93 goals and 79 assists (172 points) in 227 career regular-season games.

Update 5:20 p.m.: The Canes have also agreed to terms with Charlotte Checkers defenseman Philip Samuelsson on a one-year, two-way deal paying him $650,000 in the NHL or $160,000 in the AHL. Samuelsson was acquired for Keegan Lowe in February and posted three goals and 11 assists in 25 games with Charlotte. Samuelsson is the son of former Checkers coach Ulf Samuelsson, hired earlier this month as an assistant coach with the Chicago Blackhawks. The release is below.

Defenseman totaled 14 points in 25 games with Charlotte following Feb. trade

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 defenseman Philip Samuelsson on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Samuelsson $650,000 at the NHL level, or $160,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level, in 2017-18.

Samuelsson, 25, scored three goals and earned 11 assists (14 points) in 25 games with the Charlotte Checkers (AHL) last season after being acquired by the Hurricanes from Montreal on Feb. 21. He finished the season with four goals and 15 assists (19 points) in a combined 65 AHL regular-season games with St. John’s and Charlotte. Samuelsson (6’3”, 210 lbs.) added a goal and an assist (2 points) during Charlotte’s five-game Calder Cup playoff series against Chicago.

Originally selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round, 61st overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Samuelsson (6’3”, 210 lbs.) has appeared in 13 career NHL games with the Penguins and Arizona Coyotes. The Leksand, Sweden, native has totaled 115 points (19g, 96a) and 280 penalty minutes in 369 career AHL games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Portland, Springfield, St. John’s and Charlotte.