Pittsburgh Penguins' Jordan Staal celebrates his short-handed goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Gene J. Puskar
RALEIGH, N.C. - Jordan Staal is committed to playing with the Carolina Hurricanes for a long time.
The 23-year-old centre has agreed to a US$60-million, 10-year extension that kicks in starting with the 2013-14 season.
Staal was recently acquired by the Hurricanes from Pittsburgh for Brandon Sutter, a first-round pick and a prospect.
The move reunited him with brother Eric Staal, the Hurricanes captain.
Jordan Staal will earn $4.5 million in the final year of his current contract next season.