The Carolina Hurricanes have signed up Ryan Dzingel up to a two-year contract, $ 6.75 million.
The deal will see Dzingel, score 26 goals and scored 56 points in 78 regular season games with the Ottawa Senators and the Columbus Blue Jackets this past season, $ 3.25 million upcoming season and $ 3.5 million in 2020-21.
"Ryan has proven that he can be an impact player offensive, putting in larger numbers than any of his three full-time NHL seasons," Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell said in a team release. "His speed, skill and vision make him an excellent fit for our forward group and the way we play." At the age of 27, he just enters his prime and has definitely been given options from a season of 26 goals, so we're glad he was chosen to be part of the Carolina Hurricanes. "
The 27-year-old was traded to the Blue Jackets in February, along with a seventh round pick-up for 2019 Anthony Duclair and second-round picks in 2020 and 2021. In the Stanley Cup playoffs, Dzingel had one goal in nine games with the Blue Jackets.
Dzingel spent four seasons with the senators prior to trading after it was drafted by the team in the seventh round of the 2011 NHL Draft. He comes from a two-year contract, $ 3.6 million.
Dzingel has scored 66 goals and placed 138 points in 268 NHL careers.