Andrei Svechnikov ecstatic after signing 8-year deal worth $62M with Hurricanes

Canes lock up young star Svechnikov.

Feb 19, 2021; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Hurricanes right wing Andrei Svechnikov (37) looks on against the Chicago Blackhawks at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

“A hurricane for 8 more years!!! How great is that?!,” Andrei Svechnikov said after signing his new contract. “[I] owe big time to my family, the Caniacs, my teammates and coaches!”

The Carolina Hurricanes agreed to terms Thursday with the restricted free agent forward on an eight-year, $62 million extension through the 2028-29 season.

Hurricanes lock up Andrei Svechnikov

“Andrei is one of the cornerstones of this organization, and we are thrilled to reach a long-term commitment to keep him here,” Carolina president and general manager Don Waddell said in a news release. “He is one of the brightest rising stars in our sport, and will play a key role in our efforts to bring the Stanley Cup to the Triangle this decade.”

Svechnikov registered 42 points (15 goals, 27 assists) in 55 games in 2020-21.

The 21-year-old Russian has 140 points (59 goals, 81 assists) in 205 games since the Hurricanes made him the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 draft.

Svechnikov also has nine goals and 11 assists in 26 postseason games, having reached the Stanley Cup playoffs in each of his first three seasons.

–Field Level Media