The Carolina Hurricanes confirmed that they have re-signed goalie Cam Ward to a 2-year deal. According to the press release, Ward will make $3.5MM in the first year (2016-2017 season), and $3.1MM in the second (2017-2018 season). TSN’s Bob McKenzie tweeted earlier that the Hurricanes were reportedly close to re-signing the veteran goalie. The deal also includes a modified no trade clause, according to CapFriendly. The salary cap hit will be $3.3MM through the 2017-2018 season.
The 32-year-old netminder is coming off of a 6 year/$37.8MM deal. Last season, Ward posted 23 wins and a .909 save percentage.