The Hurricanes only had one remaining restricted free agent and they locked him up. Carolina announced a two-year, $1.575MM deal with defenseman Ryan Murphy. The deal will pay $750K in 2016-17, and $825K in 2017-18. It will have a cap hit of $787,500.
Last season, Murphy had 10 points (0-10) in 35 games with the Hurricanes. With Charlotte, Murphy registered 24 points (7-17) in 32 games. He was not arbitration eligible. Earlier, the Hurricanes re-signed their other restricted free agents who included defenseman Keegan Lowe,winger Brendan Woods, defenseman Dennis Robertson and forward Brody Sutter.
With their final signing, the Hurricanes still have over approximately $16MM left in cap space.