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Hurricanes sign trio of forwards to two-way deals

The Canes have added some players who should be contributors at the AHL level next season.

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The Hurricanes added some more depth to the organization Friday, signing three forwards: Jeremy Bracco, David Gust and Sheldon Rempal to one-year, two-way deals.

Gust was with the Checkers last year, Bracco with the Toronto Maple Leafs’ organization and Rempal with the Kings’ organization. Bracco and Rempal will make $700,000 at the NHL level or $100,000 at the AHL level, and Gust $700,000 or $80,000.

The three’s combined 456 games of AHL experience should make them an ideal fit for the Chicago Wolves, an organization that prioritizes AHL veterans.

The release from the team follows:


Trio of forwards bring a combined 456 games of AHL experience

RALEIGH, NC – Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed forwards Jeremy Bracco, David Gust and Sheldon Rempal to a one-year, two-way contracts. The deals will pay Bracco and Rempal $700,000 at the NHL level or $100,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level, and Gust $700,000 at the NHL level or $80,000 at the AHL level.

“Jeremy, David and Sheldon are three talented, young players that we are excited to add and strengthen our organizational depth,” said Waddell.

Bracco, 23, recorded 34 points (4g, 30a) in 44 games with the Toronto Marlies (AHL) last season. The 5’11”, 185-pound forward led the Marlies in assists and ranked third in points in 2019-20. Bracco posted 79 points (22g, 57a) in 75 games with Toronto (AHL) during the 2018-19 season, ranking second in the AHL in points and assists. The Freeport, N.Y., native has earned 145 points (32g, 113a) in 169 career AHL games with Toronto.

Gust, 26, registered 31 points (11g, 20a) in 60 games with the Charlotte Checkers (AHL) last season. The 5’10”, 177-pound forward set career highs in assists and plus/minus (+11) in 2019-20 and ranked tied for sixth among Checkers skaters in assists, seventh in goals and eighth in points. Gust recorded a career-high three assists vs. Hartford on Dec. 18, 2019. The Orland Park, Ill., native has earned 88 points (42g, 46a) in 172 career AHL games with Charlotte and Bakersfield.

Rempal, 25, earned 21 points (4g, 17a) in 56 games with the Ontario Reign (AHL) last season. The 5’10”, 165-pound forward skated in seven NHL games with the Los Angeles Kings during the 2018-19 season, making his NHL debut vs. the New York Islanders on Oct. 18, 2018. Rempal led Reign rookies in points (40) and assists (25) during the 2018-19 season. The Calgary, Alta., native has registered 61 points (19g, 42a) in 115 career AHL games with Ontario.