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Hurricanes sign Aaron Palushaj, Michal Jordan and Mike Murphy

Posted July 11, 2013

The Carolina Hurricanes signed right winger Aaron Palushaj, defenseman Michal Jordan and goaltender Mike Murphy to a one-year, two-way deal Thursday.

Palushaj, who recorded nine points in 25 games last season with the Colorado Avalanche, will earn $600,000 if he plays on the NHL team or $175,000 if he plays in the AHL with a guarantee of at least $225,000.

“Aaron is still a young player and has some NHL experience under his belt,” said Ron Francis, Hurricanes vice president for hockey operations. “He has good speed and good hands and we believe he can push for a job in Raleigh come September.”

In five seasons in the AHL, he recorded 54 goals and 82 assists in 190 games.

The 23-year-old was drafted 44th overall in 2007 by the St. Louis Blues but did not make his NHL debut until 2011 with the Montreal Canadiens. Palushaj recorded one goal and four assists in 41 games with the Habs before being placed on waivers in 2013. The Avalanche claimed Palushaj off waivers in February 2013.

The University of Michigan product represented the United States in the 2009 World Junior Championships in Ottawa and won a bronze medal in the 2013 IIHF World Championships in Europe.

Jordan, who did not record a point in five NHL games with the Hurricanes last season, will earn $550,000 if he plays on the NHL team or $125,000 if he plays in the AHL with a guarantee of at least $150,000.

The six-foot-one defenseman was drafted 105th overall in 2008 by the Hurricanes and has scored 14 goals and 42 assists in 197 AHL games with the Charlotte Checkers. He represented the Checkers at the 2013 AHL All-Star Game in Providence, RI.

Murphy, who appeared in two NHL games in 2011, will earn $550,000 if he plays on the NHL team or $80,000 if he plays in the AHL.

The 5-foot-11, 24-year-old goaltender was drafted 165th overall by the Hurricanes in 2008.

He started 97 games in the AHL with a 49-36-5 record, a 2.69 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage.

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  • FqurAutumn Jul 11, 5:35 p.m.

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  • lec02572 Jul 11, 4:45 p.m.

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