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Hurricanes sign Jarvis to ELC

The 2020 13th overall pick inked his three-year deal Monday.

Portland Winterhawks at Kelowna Rockets Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images

The Hurricanes took care of business with one of their top prospects Monday, signing 2020 first rounder (13th overall) Seth Jarvis to a three-year, entry-level contract.

The deal will pay Jarvis $832,500 per season at the NHL level and $80,000 at the AHL level, though, per the NHL’s transfer agreement, as a player drafted out of the CHL, Jarvis won’t be eligible to play in the AHL until 2022. He’ll receive of signing bonus of $277,500.

Jarvis is the second prospect from the Hurricanes’ 2020 class to sign his ELC; second rounder Vasily Ponomarev did so in October.

The Hurricanes open training camp Sunday ahead of the 2021 NHL regular season. With only a short camp to ramp up for the season, it remains to be seen if prospects such as Jarvis will be invited.

The official release from the team follows:


Center was selected 13th overall by Carolina in the 2020 NHL Draft

RALEIGH, NC – Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed center Seth Jarvis to a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal will pay Jarvis $832,500 at the NHL level or $80,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level for all three seasons. He will receive a signing bonus of $277,500.

“Seth is an extremely talented player with elite puck skills and scoring ability,” said Waddell. “He has a very bright future, and we are excited to watch him continue his development into an NHL player.”

Jarvis, 18, registered 98 points (42g, 56a) in 58 games with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 2019-20. The 5’10”, 172-pound center ranked second in the WHL in points, third in goals and tied for fifth in assists. Jarvis recorded a point in 45 of 58 games and posted 28 multi-point games. He also recorded an 11-game point streak (2/4-2/29: 14g, 13a) and a 10-game point streak (1/3-1/31: 11g, 18a) in 2019-20. Jarvis was the recipient of the 2019-20 Brad Hornung Trophy, awarded annually to the WHL’s most sportsmanlike player. The Winnipeg, Man., native has earned 139 points (58g, 81a) in 130 career WHL games with Portland. He was ranked 11th overall among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting.