Maxime Lajoie, Hurricanes settle arbitration case with one-year, two-way deal

Carolina Hurricanes' Maxime Lajoie (42) controls the puck in front of Buffalo Sabres' Vinnie Hinostroza (29) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (Karl B DeBlaker/AP)

The Carolina Hurricanes and defenceman Maxime Lajoie have settled their arbitration case and agreed to a one-year, two-way deal.

Lajoie will receive $750k in the NHL and $125k in the AHL, with a $200k guarantee.

The Quebec City native played five games in the NHL for the Canes last season and spent the bulk of 2021-22 with AHL champions Chicago Wolves.

“Maxime played a major role in the Wolves’ Calder Cup Championship last season,” said Hurricanes GM Don Waddell in a statement. “He has continued to make great strides in his development, and we’re excited to keep him in the organization.”

Lajoie notched 33 points (four goals, 29 assists) in the AHL regular season and added eight points (four goals, four assists) for the Wolves on their way to the 2022 Calder Cup.

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