The Hurricanes will match the offer sheet tendered by the Canadiens to restricted free agent forward Sebastian Aho. By matching the offer sheet, the Hurricanes will re-sign Aho to a five-year, $42.27M contract, they announced Tuesday. The deal runs through the 2023-24 season and carries an average annual value of $8.454 million.
Artemi Panarin, who signed a seven year, $81.494 million deal with the New York Rangers Monday, is one of six players to record at least 70 points in each of the past four seasons. Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane, Blake Wheeler, Nicklas Backstrom and Tyler Seguin are the others, via ESPN Stats and Information.
Matt Duchene, who signed a seven-year, $56 million contract with the Nashville Predators Monday, has recorded 547 career points, 2nd-most among players selected in the 2009 NHL Draft. Only John Tavares has more with 709, according to ESPN Stats and Information.