The Carolina Hurricanes signed left winger Alexander Semin on a one-year contract that will pay him $7 million next season, the team announced.
“We have done a lot of research about Alexander, and discussions about his fit with our team have included people at many different levels of our organization, including players, coaches and staff,” Hurricanes president and General Manager Jim Rutherford said. “What’s been clear throughout this process was his commitment to wanting to play in the NHL, and compete against the world’s best players. Alexander’s elite skill level and ability to score from the wing fill an important need on the ice, and we hope that a fresh start in Carolina will serve both Alexander and our team well.”Semin, 28, is in his eighth NHL season, and played with the Washington Capitals last season. He was second on the team in goals (21), assists (33) and points (54), and tied for fourth in plus/minus (+9).