Canes agree to terms with Terry, resign Hainsey, Gerbe
Posted June 24
Updated June 25
The Carolina Hurricanes agreed to terms with left wing Chris Terry on a one-year, two-way contract Tuesday and resigned defenseman Ron Hainsey as well as forward Nathan Gerbe.
Hainsey will receive $8.5 million over three years - $3 million in each of the first two years and $2.5 million in year three. Gerbe's deal will earn him $3.5 million over the next two years.
Hainsey played in all 82 games of the 2013-14 season, tallying 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) while averaging better than 21 minutes of ice time per game.
Gerbe, 26, set or tied career highs in goals (16), power-play goals (3), points (31) and shots (221) a season ago.
Terry's deal will pay him $600,000 on the NHL level or $300,000 on the American Hockey League (AHL) level in 2014-15.
Terry, 25, played in 10 NHL games in 2013-14, totaling two assists. The Brampton, Ont., native scored the game-winning goal in the shootout for the Hurricanes on Nov. 15 against the Minnesota Wild, and earned his first two NHL assists against Dallas on April 3.
Terry spent the majority of the season with the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers, ranking first among Checkers in assists (41) and shots (230) and second on the team in goals (28) and points (69). He was tied for third in the AHL in power-play points (37), sixth in scoring, tied for 10th in goals and tied for 11th in assists.
Terry (5’10”, 195 lbs.) was selected by Carolina in the fifth round, 132nd overall, of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, and has appeared in 13 career NHL games with the Hurricanes, totaling one goal and two assists (3 points).