The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms with forward Andrei Svechnikov on an 8-year settlement, which is set to maintain the No. 2 average draft pick out from 2018 with the franchise through the 2028-29 season.
Svechnikov, 21, will get paid a mean annual price of $7.75 million per season. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Svechnikov has been a fixture and physical presence on Carolina’s top line alongside Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen.
He turned into a restrained free agent and the team had long been in extension talks with him, though Waddell had floated the opportunity of a shorter-time period “bridge” type deal to ensure getting some thing finished if a long-time period deal couldn’t be reached.