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:
Bob McKenzie of TSN later chimed in with the details:
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.