Carolina Hurricanes' Jay Harrison (44) fires a shot during warmups before an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks at the RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/The News and Observer, Chris Seward) MANDATORY CREDIT
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Carolina Hurricanes have signed defenceman Jay Harrison to a three-year contract extension and signed former first-round draft pick Zach Boychuk to a one-year deal.
The team announced the signings Tuesday. Harrison will make $1.5 million per season beginning in 2013-14. He is scheduled to make $750,000 this season.
The 29-year-old Harrison led Carolina's defencemen with nine goals and blocked 132 shots. He is beginning his fourth season with the club.
The 22-year-old Boychuk will make $625,000 at the NHL level or $105,000 if he is sent to the minor leagues. Carolina's No. 1 pick in 2008 split last season between the Hurricanes and their AHL affiliate in Charlotte and had two assists in 16 games with the NHL club last season.