The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed a crucial member of their bottom six. The team announced Saturday that they have avoided arbitration with forward Brock McGinn by agreeing to a new two-year contract which will pay McGinn $1.9 million in the first year and $2.3 million in year two. McGinn will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the deal.
The Hurricanes and McGinn were set to go to arbitration before the deal was announced after the Hurricanes tendered a qualifying offer to McGinn but hadn’t come to terms on a new deal. McGinn’s hearing was set for today in Toronto.
McGinn was the last remaining member of his arbitration group today to reach a deal. Other players that were scheduled for hearings today before reaching deals included St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington and Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Malcolm Subban.
McGinn finished the 2018-19 season with 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) in 82 games and was a solid contributor in his first season reaching the postseason. In 15 postseason games, McGinn had six points with his lone goal being the Game 7 2OT winner in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Washington Capitals.
Andrew Copp is now the last remaining player scheduled for an arbitration hearing this weekend. The release from the team follows today’s links.
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CANES RE-SIGN McGINN TO TWO-YEAR CONTRACT
Forward scored series-clinching goal in Game 7 vs. Washington
Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Brock McGinn on a two-year, $4.2 million contract. The deal will pay McGinn $1.9 million in 2019-20 and $2.3 million in 2020-21.
“We’re relieved to have this settled before going to arbitration,” said Waddell.“Brock was an important part of what we accomplished last season and we’re happy to have him as part of our group moving forward.”
McGinn, 25, registered 26 points (10g, 16a) in 82 games with the Hurricanes in 2018-19. The 6’0”, 187-pound forward added six points (2g, 4a) in 15 playoff games during the 2019 postseason, including the double-overtime series-clinching goal in Game 7 of Carolina’s First Round Series vs. Washington. McGinn has posted 76 points (36g, 40a) in 240 career NHL games with the Hurricanes and scored a career-high 16 goals in 2017-18. The Fergus, Ont., native was drafted by Carolina in the second round, 47th overall, of the 2012 NHL Draft.