Monday, June 29, 2009

Huricanes Re-Sign Jokinen

The Hurricanes kept Jussi Jokinen from hitting free agency on Wednesday by signing him to a 2-year, $3.4 million deal on Monday. Jokinen was an instrumental player in the Hurricanes good run in the playoffs and he was rewarded with a brand new deal.

In the 2009 regular season, Jokinen finished with 7 goals and 20 assists in 71 games played. Jokinen doesn't come with a great deal of regular season fantasy value at the moment, but he is usually known for quite a few more points.

Ray WhitneyJoe CorvoCam Ward
Eric StaalJoni PitkanenMike Leighton
Rod Brind'AmourTim Gleason
Sergei SamsonovNiclas Wallin
Matt CullenFrank Kaberle
Jussi Jokinen

Scott Walker

Patrick Eaves

Brandon Sutter

The $1.7 million salary cap hit was very helpful to the Hurricanes' cause, giving them now 16 players at only $44.2 million. With the new cap number announced, the Hurricanes obviously thought it was a good time to put that kind of number together for Jokinen. There isn't too many more holes to fill this summer, but with the way that free agency is setting up, they can certainly be in the mix come playoff time in 2010.

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