RALEIGH, N.C. - Jay McClement has left the Toronto Maple Leafs to sign a one-year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes.
McClement will make $1 million during the 2014-15 season.
"Jay is a veteran centreman who is proficient in the faceoff circle," Carolina general manager Ron Francis said in a statement. "He'll also provide elements of consistency and leadership for our club."
The 31-year-old McClement played the past two seasons for the Leafs and had 12 goals and 15 assists during his time in Toronto.
A native of Kingston, Ont., McClement led the Leafs with a faceoff percentage of 53.6 this past year.
The Hurricanes also signed forward Greg Nemisz to a one-year, two-way contract Wednesday. The deal will pay Nemisz $600,000 in the NHL or $100,000 in the American Hockey League for the 2014-15 season.
Carolina also agreed to terms on an one-year, two-way contract with forward Zach Boychuk. The deal will pay the 24-year-old $600, 000 at the NHL level and $200, 000 at the AHL level. Boychuk played in 11 games with the Hurricanes during the 2013-2014 season, scoring one goal while adding three assists in 11 games. He spent most of his time with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL where he scored 36 goals and added 38 assists in 69 games.