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Canes sign Poturalski to one-year, two-way deal

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The Hurricanes are bringing back a familiar face in 2019 Calder Cup MVP, Andrew Poturalski, who signed a one-year, two-way deal with Carolina on Wednesday.

Jamie Kellner

The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms with former prospect, Andrew Poturalski, who the team signed to a one-year, two-way deal.

The forward spent the last two seasons within the Anaheim Ducks’ system where he had 11 goals and 50 points in 61 games with the San Diego Gulls.

Before that, Poturalski had spent four seasons prior in Carolina’s system where he helped lead the Charlotte Checkers to Calder Cup champions in 2019, being named playoff MVP along the way with 12 goals and 24 points in 18 playoff games.

Poturalski will more than likely join a burgeoning Chicago Wolves roster where his playmaking abilities can be a boost for both the team and Carolina’s promising prospects.

‘CANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH ANDREW POTURALSKI

Forward was named Calder Cup Playoff MVP with Charlotte in 2019

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 Andrew Poturalski to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Poturalski $750,000 at the NHL level and $200,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level with a $250,000 guarantee.

“Andrew is a playmaking forward who has put up excellent numbers at the AHL level,” said Waddell. “He previously spent four years in our organization, and we’re excited to bring back a player we’re very familiar with.”

Poturalski, 27, registered 43 points (9g, 34a) in 44 AHL games with San Diego last season, leading all AHL skaters in assists and points. The 5’10”, 183-pound forward has tallied 226 points (77g, 149a) in 299 career AHL games with Charlotte and San Diego. Poturalski played four seasons with the Checkers from 2016-19 and won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as the MVP of the Calder Cup Playoffs in 2019. He has skated in two career NHL games, both with Carolina, and made his NHL debut at Minnesota on April 4, 2017. Poturalski played two seasons of NCAA hockey at New Hampshire from 2014-16, posting 81 points (36g, 45a) in 77 games. The Williamsville, N.Y., native was originally signed by the Hurricanes as a free agent on March 8, 2016.