July 07, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes and forward Zach Boychuk have agreed on a one-year, two-way contract.

The deal announced Tuesday will pay him $600,000 in the NHL or $200,000 in the minors with a guarantee of $250,000.

This will be Boychuk's eighth year in the Carolina organization and general manager Ron Francis calls him ''a reliable depth forward who we know is capable of contributing offensively at either level.''

Boychuk had three goals and three assists in 31 games with the Hurricanes last season. He was Carolina's first-round selection in the 2008 draft.

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