Carolina Hurricanes Andrei Svechnikov eight-year extension

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The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Andrei Svechnikov to an eight-year, $62 million contract extension with an average annual value of $7.75 million.

Svechnikov, 21, had 15 goals and 42 points in 55 games last season with Carolina, including two goals and eight points in 11 playoff games.

Potentially a fantastic deal. He needs to bounce back a little from last season, but he has the talent and the right attitude. If he continues to develop toward that 40-goal power forward type of player, $7.75M is going to be ridiculously cheap 8 years from now.