Defenseman Jaccob Slavin has signed a seven-year, $37 million extension with the Carolina Hurricanes, the team announced at a press conference Wednesday.
“We think Jaccob is one of the best young defensemen in the National Hockey League. We think he has tremendous upside in addition to that,” said Hurricanes General Manager Ron Francis said, “He’s also a man of extreme character. Both he and his wife, Kylie, do an awful lot in the community already at their young age, and I know that will continue. We are thrilled to have him as part of our organization moving forward.”
Last season, Slavin was named to the NHL All-Star team in the second season of his career. He played all 82 games for the Hurricanes, scoring 34 points (5 goals, 29 assists).
“It’s definitely been a really fun journey and experience so far,” Slavin said at the press conference, “There’s eight more years here, and we’re definitely looking forward to that.”
Slavin was drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL entry draft.