LAS VEGAS - JUNE 23: Jordan Staal of the Pittsburgh Penguins poses for a portrait during the 2010 NHL Awards at the Palms Casino Resort on June 23, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Jordan Staal has been locked up by the Carolina Hurricanes. The brother of captain Eric has signed a 10-year deal with the club.
Jordan Staal will be with his brother for a while. The Carolina Hurricanes announced Sunday that they've locked up the brother of captain Eric Staal to a 10-year, $60 million contract. The 23-year-old was acquired via trade from the Pittsburgh Penguins on the opening night of the NHL Draft last Friday.
The deal will keep him in Raleigh through the 2022-23 season.
"We are very pleased that Jordan has chosen to commit to the Hurricanes organization and to make North Carolina his home," general manager Jim Rutherford said in a statement. "At 23 years old he is just starting to come into his prime, and he now represents a cornerstone of our franchise for the long term."
Staal is under contract for the 2012-13 season, the final year of the four-year deal he signed with Pittsburgh in 2009. His cap hit under that contract comes in at $4 million per season. The cap hit under the new deal comes in at $6 million per season.
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