Hurricanes sign forward Saku Maenalanen to entry-level deal

Finland's Saku Maenalanen, left, challenges for the puck with Canada's Jordan Eberle. (Petr David Josek/AP)

The Carolina Hurricanes have come to terms with foward Saku Maenalanen on a one-year, two-way entry level contract, the team announced Friday.

The deal will pay the Finnish forward $832,500 in the NHL or $70,000 if he is sent down to the AHL.

The 23-year-old was a fifth-round pick of the Nashville Predators back in 2013 but never signed a contract, making him a free agent.

Maenalanen had 17 goals, 29 assists and 46 points in 59 games with Kärpät in the Finish Elite League. He also had two goals and an assist for Finland at the world championships.

May 18, 2018


Saku Maenalanen

Carolina Hurricanes
1 yr
Entry-Level Deal

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