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Let me just say.... Wooohoooo!!!! Interesting contract.

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Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Sergei Samsonov - Samsonov Winger notched 32 points in 38 games with Carolina

RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the team has agreed to terms with right wing Sergei Samsonov (SAM-sawn-nahf) on a three-year contract. The deal will pay Samsonov $2.3 million in 2008-09, $2.5 million in 2009-10 and $2.8 million in 2010-11.

“We were very excited about Sergei’s play after he arrived in Carolina,” said Rutherford. “It was important to the success of our team going forward that we keep him here.”

Samsonov, 29, completed his 10th NHL season and first with the Hurricanes in 2007-08. Acquired by the Hurricanes on waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks on Jan. 8, the Moscow native scored 14 goals, earned 18 assists (32 points) and had a plus/minus rating of plus-7 in 38 games with Carolina. Samsonov (5’8’’, 188 lbs.) had just four assists in 23 games with Chicago prior to being assigned to Rockford of the American Hockey League (AHL) on Jan. 2, one week before joining the Hurricanes. Samsonov ranked second among Hurricanes skaters, behind only Eric Staal, in goals (14), assists (18) and points (32), during his 38 games with the team. He equaled his point total in 23 games with the Blackhawks in just his fourth game with the Hurricanes, and notched points in 10 of the final 15 games of the season for Carolina.

In 657 career regular-season NHL games with Boston, Edmonton, Montreal, Chicago and Carolina, Samsonov has scored 192 goals and earned 262 assists (454 points). The Bruins originally drafted Samsonov in the first round, eighth overall, in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft with a pick acquired in the deal that brought defenseman Glen Wesley to the Hurricanes organization in 1994. In 1997-98, he won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie after tallying 22 goals and 25 assists (47 points) in 81 games with the Bruins, leading all rookies in goals, power-play goals and power-play points. Samsonov, who makes his off-season home in Michigan, has represented his native Russia in international play several times, including the 1997 World Junior Championships, the 2002 Olympic Games and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

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Let me just say.... Wooohoooo!!!! Interesting contract.

Great catch and welcome to the boards!

Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Sergei Samsonov - Samsonov Winger notched 32 points in 38 games with Carolina

RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the team has agreed to terms with right wing Sergei Samsonov (SAM-sawn-nahf) on a three-year contract. The deal will pay Samsonov $2.3 million in 2008-09, $2.5 million in 2009-10 and $2.8 million in 2010-11.

“We were very excited about Sergei’s play after he arrived in Carolina,” said Rutherford. “It was important to the success of our team going forward that we keep him here.”

Samsonov, 29, completed his 10th NHL season and first with the Hurricanes in 2007-08. Acquired by the Hurricanes on waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks on Jan. 8, the Moscow native scored 14 goals, earned 18 assists (32 points) and had a plus/minus rating of plus-7 in 38 games with Carolina. Samsonov (5’8’’, 188 lbs.) had just four assists in 23 games with Chicago prior to being assigned to Rockford of the American Hockey League (AHL) on Jan. 2, one week before joining the Hurricanes. Samsonov ranked second among Hurricanes skaters, behind only Eric Staal, in goals (14), assists (18) and points (32), during his 38 games with the team. He equaled his point total in 23 games with the Blackhawks in just his fourth game with the Hurricanes, and notched points in 10 of the final 15 games of the season for Carolina.

In 657 career regular-season NHL games with Boston, Edmonton, Montreal, Chicago and Carolina, Samsonov has scored 192 goals and earned 262 assists (454 points). The Bruins originally drafted Samsonov in the first round, eighth overall, in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft with a pick acquired in the deal that brought defenseman Glen Wesley to the Hurricanes organization in 1994. In 1997-98, he won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie after tallying 22 goals and 25 assists (47 points) in 81 games with the Bruins, leading all rookies in goals, power-play goals and power-play points. Samsonov, who makes his off-season home in Michigan, has represented his native Russia in international play several times, including the 1997 World Junior Championships, the 2002 Olympic Games and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

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Doesn't sound too bad. He seemed to like it here, and that is a reasonable price. Good deal if he can keep up the production he showed here the last half of the season for a whole year. Really like what he brought with his back checking, and hopefully he still has that chemistry with Brind'Amour.

This also opens up the door for the rumored forward for defenseman trade.

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Awesome. I really like what he brought to the team. Now I just hope that he doesn't pull a Monteral on us and go invisible, but I think the system will keep him putting up the points.

I've told my boyfriend and of course he is ecstatic since he purchased an authentic Sammy jersey the last game of the season. And my brother is happy as well. So JR is off to a good start.

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Awesome. I really like what he brought to the team. Now I just hope that he doesn't pull a Monteral on us and go invisible, but I think the system will keep him putting up the points.

I wonder if this is any indication that the system and the coach will stay in place for the time being....hmmmm.

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Awesome. I really like what he brought to the team. Now I just hope that he doesn't pull a Monteral on us and go invisible, but I think the system will keep him putting up the points.

I wonder if this is any indication that the system and the coach will stay in place for the time being....hmmmm.

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Awesome. I really like what he brought to the team. Now I just hope that he doesn't pull a Monteral on us and go invisible, but I think the system will keep him putting up the points.

I've told my boyfriend and of course he is ecstatic since he purchased an authentic Sammy jersey the last game of the season. And my brother is happy as well. So JR is off to a good start.

Same here, my GF was doing her happy dance.

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I have been waiting for this news since the end of the season. I love Sammy and I think that he and Roddy will be on fire next year! Welcome again Sammy!!!!! :P:P

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Happy days are here again!

Let's just hope this is the start of more good things to come.

Let's get Laviollette locked down.

Way to go JR!

99.9 just reported Sergei signs 3-yr deal to stay in Carolina- $2.2, $2.5, $2.8 respectively.

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This for sure spells the end of Whitney or Cole in Carolina. Preferrably Whitney.

Sammy would play with Brindy and Willie. This doesn't really effect the Staal line.

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Great news for the Caniac Nation. Now we need to get some good young D men in here to shore-up the blue line. If we can get a consistent effort night in and night out next year, we should have a very strong hockey team. Already looking forward to opening night!

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Sammy would play with Brindy and Willie. This doesn't really effect the Staal line.

I'd rather Sammy play on the second line with Cullen and Williams and have Brindy moved down to the third line to keep him healthier and in more of a checking, two-way role. But what does your comment have to do with shane's post to begin with? The lines will almost certainly be different when next season starts, as we'll have Brindy and Williams back full-time, so we're going to have to get rid of a forward, the most attractive of whom to other GM's would probably be Whitney or Cole.

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Sweeeet! I would say this is definite good news, as well as an indicator that Lavi will be back next year.

My memory is failing me, has Sammy played with Brindy?

I think on the power play in January and Feb before Brindy got hurt

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