March 01, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Jay McClement has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Under terms of the extension announced Sunday, McClement will make $1.3 million next season and $1.1 million in 2016-17.

The 31-year-old center had two goals in a 5-3 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday and has six goals and 12 assists for the season. He also plays a key role on a penalty-kill unit that has a league-best 88.2 percent success rate.

He signed a free-agent deal with Carolina over the summer.

General manager Ron Francis calls McClement ''a valuable veteran leader'' and says it was ''important for us to keep him in Raleigh.''

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