Craig Adams gets new deal with Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C., May 1 (UPI) -- The Carolina Hurricanes Thursday rewarded Craig Adams for his best NHL season by re-signing the right wing to a one-year contract.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Adams scored had six goals and 12 assists in 81 games last season, his third in the NHL. In 158 career NHL games, he has seven goals, 13 assists, and 129 penalty minutes.

"Craig solidified his status in our lineup this past season," said Carolina President and General Manager Jim Rutherford in a release. "Craig is a hard-working player who brings energy to our lineup and is an important part of our team."

Adams, 26, was drafted by the Hurricanes in the ninth round of the 1998 draft after starring at Harvard.

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