Hurricanes sign defenceman Jesper Sellgren to entry-level deal

Swedish defenceman Jesper Sellgren has signed with the Carolina Hurricanes. (Nathan Denette/CP)

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed defenceman Jesper Sellgren to a three-year, entry-level contract.

The contract pays Sellgren $700,000 at the NHL level in the first two seasons and $750,000 in the final year. He is currently playing with the Charlotte Checkers in the AHL Final on a professional try-out agreement.

“Jesper is a solid, two-way defenceman who played for one of the top teams in Sweden in 2018-19,” said Hurricanes GM Don Waddell in a statement. “We’re looking forward to him taking the next steps in his development.”

Sellgren, 20, was a sixth-round pick by the Hurricanes in 2018. He had three goals and 15 points with Lulea HF in the Swedish Hockey League this season.

May 28, 2019


Jesper Sellgren
AGE: 21
3 Years
Entry-Level Deal
$2.15 million

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