The Carolina Hurricanes made an important step in building their blueline as next season gets closer, re-signing their puck moving defenseman Jamie McBain to a two year contract. The deal will pay McBain $1.7 million in the 2012-13 season and $1.9 million for the 2013-2014 year. McBain lead all Hurricanes’ defenseman offensively, tallying 27 points on the year including eight goals. He tallied five goals on the power play, partly due to his right hand shot.
Carolina Hurricanes president and General Manager Jim Rutherford had good things to say about the young defenseman. “Jamie is still a very young player who has established himself as an NHL defenseman. He moves the puck well and has shown that he can contribute offensively, especially on the power play.”
McBain was selected in the 2006 NHL entry draft by Carolina with the 60th overall pick and has contributed 18 goals and 49 assists over the course of his career with Carolina. Bryan Allen and Jaroslav Spacek are the remaining free agent defensemen that Carolina would like to bring back to their blueline.
Below is a video of Jamie McBain’s first NHL goal via NHL Archives.