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Hurricanes extend Slavin, pick up Walker

Jaccob Slavin Carolina Hurricanes Jaccob Slavin - Josh Lavallee/NHLI via Getty Images

The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed defenceman Jaccob Slavin to an eight-year extension worth $51.69 million. 

The contract runs through the 2032-33 NHL season.

Slavin, 30, is on the final season of a seven-year, $37.1 million deal he signed with the Hurricanes in July of 2017 and was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2024-25 campaign.

The 6-foot-3 left-shot defenceman recorded six goals and 37 points in 81 games this season where he won the Lady Byng Trophy for the second time after only recording eight penalty minutes.

Slavin added a goal and three points in 11 playoff games before his team was eliminated by the New York Rangers in the second round.

He previously won the Lady Byng in 2021 after recording three goals and 15 points with only two penalty minutes in a shortened 56-game season.

Drafted 120th overall by the Hurricanes in 2012, Slavin has 49 goals and 272 points in 665 career games.

The Hurricanes have signed defenceman Sean Walker to a five-year, $18 million deal with an annual cap hit of $3.6 million.

Walker, 29, finished last season with the Colorado Avalanche after he was acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for forward Ryan Johansen and a 2025 conditional first-round draft pick at the trade deadline.

The 5-foot-11 right-shot defenceman recorded 10 goals and 29 point in 81 games split between the Flyers and Avalanche. He also appeared in 11 playoff games for Colorado before they were eliminated by the Dallas Stars in the second round.

Walker is coming off a four-year, $10.6 million deal he signed with the Los Angeles Kings in September of 2020.

Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Kings in July of 2018, Walker has 26 goals and 96 points in 313 career games split between the Kings, Flyers, and Avalanche.

The Keswick, Ont., native represented Canada at the World Championship in 2021, recording two assists en route to a gold medal.