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The team inked defenseman Jalen Chatfield and forward Sam Miletic Friday.

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The Hurricanes added two depth players on Friday, signing defenseman Jalen Chatfield to a one-year, two-way deal that will pay him $750,000 at the NHL level and $225,000 at the AHL level for next season, and forward Sam Miletic to a one-year, two-way deal that will pay him $750,000 at the NHL level and $85,000 at the AHL level next season.

Chatfield played 18 games with the Canucks last season, and Miletic has yet to play his first NHL game. Both players will likely play for the Chicago Wolves in the AHL this season.

The team’s official releases on both follow:

‘CANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH JALEN CHATFIELD

Defenseman played 18 NHL games in 2020-21

RALEIGH, N.C. – Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed defenseman Jalen Chatfield to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Chatfield $750,000 at the NHL level and $225,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level.

“Jalen is a reliable defenseman who can kill penalties,” said Waddell. “He’s coming off his first NHL season and we’re thrilled to add him to our organization.”

Chatfield, 25, tallied one assist in 18 NHL games with the Vancouver Canucks last season. The 6’1”, 187-pound defenseman has also skated in 142 career AHL games, recording 17 points (2g, 15a) with the Utica Comets from 2017-20. Prior to turning professional, Chatfield played 189 games with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League from 2014-17, earning 86 points (19g, 67a) and serving as an alternate captain during the 2016-17 season. The Ypsilanti, Mich., native skated in all four Memorial Cup games in 2017 as the Spitfires were crowned as Canadian Hockey League (CHL) champions.


‘CANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH SAM MILETIC

Forward has skated in 132 career AHL games

RALEIGH, N.C. – Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed forward Sam Miletic to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Miletic $750,000 at the NHL level and $85,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level.

“Sam is a playmaking forward who has been an All-Star in the AHL,” said Waddell. “We’re excited for him to take the next steps in his development.”

Miletic, 24, skated in 21 AHL games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in 2020-21, posting five points (2g, 3a). The 6’0”, 196-pound forward has tallied 72 points (23g, 49a) in 132 career AHL games, all with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, and represented the Atlantic Division at the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic. Prior to turning professional, Miletic played 163 career games with the London Knights and Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League from 2015-2018, registering 161 points (76g, 85a). He was named to the OHL Second All-Star Team in 2017-18 after finishing sixth in the league with 92 points (36g, 56a) split between London and Niagara. Miletic also posted 27 points (12g, 15a) in 58 USHL games with the Green Bay Gamblers in 2014-15. The Bloomfield Township, Mich., native won a gold medal with the United States at the 2013 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament.