The Carolina Hurricanes have signed right winger Alexander Semin to a 5 year, $35 million extension, the Hurricanes announced. “We’re very happy to retain Alex,” said Hurricanes GM Rutherford via the team’s official website. “Alex is an elite player and has been a major contributor to the Hurricanes having a very strong top line.”
The Carolina Hurricanes who emerged this week as the most likely suitor for Alex Semin, have officially struck a deal with Semin, agreeing to a one year, $7 million contract with the 28 year old winger. Semin who was looking to match or exceed his 2011-2012 salary if he were to accept a one year deal, gets a little raise after making $6.7 million last season.
CANES MAKING AGRRESSIVE PITCH ON ONE YEAR DEAL August is just around the corner and winger Alex Semin, the best pure goal scorer of the entire 2012 free agency class remains unsigned. Prior to free agency opening up, Semin informed his agent Mark Gandler that he wouldn’t consider any one year offers but with Semin’s hand being forced as team’s are balking at his demands of a multi-year deal in excess of $5.5 million per season, he is coming around to the idea of a one year deal, but he has one steep demand.