- Associated Press - Monday, June 26, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms with forward Derek Ryan on a one-year contract.

Under terms of the deal announced Monday, Ryan will make $1.425 million this season.

The 30-year-old had career bests with 11 goals, 18 assists and 29 points for Carolina in 2016-17. He was originally signed by the Hurricanes as a free agent in 2015 and made $600,000 last season.

General manager Ron Francis said in a statement that Ryan “proved he belongs in the NHL last season.”

Ryan would have been a free agent on July 1.

Carolina also reached a deal with pending restricted free agent defenseman Trevor Carrick to a one-year, two-way deal worth $670,000 in the NHL or $77,500 in the minors. Carrick has skated in two career games with the Hurricanes.

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