Hurricanes sign goaltender Frederik Andersen to two-year, $9M deal

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) makes a save. (Frank Gunn / CP)

The Carolina Hurricanes and goaltender Frederik Andersen have agreed to a two-year deal worth $9 million, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman has learned.

Andersen, who spent the last five seasons guarding the Toronto Maple Leafs crease, lost the starting job in Toronto this past season due to a combination of injury and declining play.

For the first time in his eight-year NHL career, the 31-year-old's save percentage fell to below .900, ending the campaign at .895, the lowest of his career so far.

The Hurricanes were seeking a No. 1 goalie this off-season after trading Alex Nedeljkovic, a finalist for the Calder Trophy this past season, to the Detroit Red Wings for a third-round pick and the rights to goaltender Jonathan Bernier.

Nedeljkovic, who was a pending restricted free agent at the time he was dealt, agreed to a two-year, $6 million contract with the Red Wings, according to his agent.

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