Sep 12, 2012, 3:30 PM EST
2012 continues to be a good year for Jeremy Welsh.
The former NCAA standout — who, in April, signed an entry-level deal less than 48 hours after playing in the Frozen Four — has re-upped with the Carolina Hurricanes on a two-year contract.
“Jeremy is a player we think very highly of,” ‘Canes GM Jim Rutherford said. “He is a big man that can play center or left wing, and has really good hockey sense.”
The deal will pay Welsh $700,000 this year and $1 million in 2013-14. It’s a nice chunk of change for the ex-Union College scoring sensation — the 6-foot-3 forward lit the lamp 27 times in 2011-12, finishing fourth in the country in goals.
Welsh, 24, made his NHL debut in Carolina’s final regular season game last year, playing 16:32 in a 4-1 loss to the Panthers.
He’s expected to make a push for a roster spot with the Hurricanes this season.
- Islanders players hold closed-door meeting after ninth straight loss 8
- Penguins’ Neal has phone hearing for knee on Bruins’ Marchand 84
- Shawn Thornton confirms hearing with NHL Department of Player Safety (Updated) 75
- Video: Penguins’ Neal knees Bruins’ Marchand 66
- Penguins announce Brooks Orpik ‘alert and conscious’ (Updated) 46
- Shawn Thornton: ‘People could probably criticize that I’m a little too honorable’ 78
- Video: Penguins’ Orpik stretchered off ice; Bruins’ Thornton given match penalty 171
- Report: Salary cap ‘may be around’ $70 million next season 17
- TGIF: Five NHL games to watch this weekend 5
- Report: Laviolette a candidate to replace Capuano 25
- Video: Penguins’ Orpik stretchered off ice; Bruins’ Thornton given match penalty (171)
- Bylsma: Sharks are NHL’s best, ‘with all due respect to Chicago’ (89)
- Penguins’ Neal has phone hearing for knee on Bruins’ Marchand (84)
- Shawn Thornton confirms hearing with NHL Department of Player Safety (Updated) (79)
- Shawn Thornton: ‘People could probably criticize that I’m a little too honorable’ (78)