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Wednesday August 8th, 2012

The Carolina Hurricanes made a big splash at the NHL Draft when they traded for center Jordan Staal and subsequently signed him to an extension. In late July, they landed free-agent forward Alexander Semin on a one-year deal.

Earlier Tuesday evening, GM Jim Rutherford hinted that he was in the process of tying up another one of his young forwards:

https://twitter.com/HurricanesGM/status/232984687113547778

Bob McKenzie of TSN later chimed in with the details:

https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/233036283017056256

That makes it a six-year contract worth a total of $34.35 million. If it is indeed an extension, then it won't kick in until after next season, the final one on Skinner's three-year rookie deal. Skinner, 20, was the seventh overall pick of the 2010 draft. He won the Calder Trophy in 2010-11, when he also became the youngest player to ever play in the NHL All-Star Game. He has 51 goals and 56 assists in 146 career games.

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