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Hurricanes Excellently Extend Slavin

July 14th, 2017 at 9:45 AM
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In an environment where management sometimes receives criticism for not being willing to spend money to improve, the Carolina Hurricanes did an excellent job extending the contract of defenseman Jaccob Slavin on Wednesday. According to the Hurricanes’ press release, the team and Slavin came to terms on a seven-year contract extension that will begin during the 2018-19 season and has an average annual value of $5.3 million.

Securing Slavin Part of Offseason Priorities

In an offseason that has seen executive vice-president and general manager, Ron Francismake a variety of moves to get his young squad playoff ready, he possible made his most significant move in securing Slavin for a long time.

Francis was quoted as saying, “We think Jaccob is one of the best young defensemen in the National Hockey League. We think he has tremendous upside in addition to that. He’s also a man of extreme character. Both he and his wife, Kylie, do an awful lot in the community already at their young age, and I know that will continue. We are thrilled to have him as part of our organization moving forward.”

Slavin was also quoted in the team’s release as saying, “It’s definitely been a really fun journey and experience so far. There’s eight more years here, and we’re definitely looking forward to that.”

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