Hurricanes sign pending UFA Scott Darling to four-year contract

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling (33) makes a save, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 in St. Louis. (Tom Gannam/AP)

The Carolina Hurricanes signed goaltender Scott Darling to a four-year contract on Friday worth US$16.6 million.

The deal carries an annual cap hit of $4.15 million per season.

“Obviously Scott could have waited until July 1, to see what other options he might have as an unrestricted free agent,” Hurricanes GM Ron Francis said in a statement. “But he believes in what we are trying to do here and we are thrilled that he is committing to the Hurricanes and to Raleigh.”

The 28-year-old Darling was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks on April 29 for Ottawa’s third-round selection in the 2017 NHL Draft. He was 18-5-5, with a 2.38 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage in 32 games for Chicago this season. His save percentage ranked tied for fourth among all NHL goaltenders who started over 25 games.

The six-foot-six, 232-pounder made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks in October 2015. Darling has a 39-17-9 record, a 2.37 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage in 75 career NHL games.


May 5, 2017


Scott Darling

Carolina Hurricanes
4 yrs
$4.15 million
$16.6 million

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