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NHL: Carolina Hurricanes sign C Patrick Brown, D Jake Chelios to two-way deals

By The Sports Xchange
Patrick Brown, a 25-year-old center, will be paid $650,000 at the NHL level or $160,000 at the AHL level next season, per the team. He is guaranteed at least $190,000. Photo courtesy of Carolina Hurricanes/Twitter
Patrick Brown, a 25-year-old center, will be paid $650,000 at the NHL level or $160,000 at the AHL level next season, per the team. He is guaranteed at least $190,000. Photo courtesy of Carolina Hurricanes/Twitter

Patrick Brown and Jake Chelios have agreed to one-year, two-way contracts with the Carolina Hurricanes, the team announced Tuesday.

Brown, a 25-year-old center, will be paid $650,000 at the NHL level or $160,000 at the AHL level next season, per the team. He is guaranteed at least $190,000.

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In 14 games with the Hurricanes last season, Brown skated in a career-high 14 NHL games but did not record a goal or an assist in an average of 9:43 of ice time. He had 12 goals and 16 assists in 66 games with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL.

Chelios, a 26-year-old defenseman, would also make $650,000 at the NHL level or $85,000 in the AHL, the team said.

He led all Checkers' defenseman in scoring (four goals, 28 assists) with a career-high 32 points last season.

Chelios is the only Checkers' player to appear in all 76 of the team's games in 2016-17, and his plus-21 rating from Jan. 10 until the end of the season ranked second among all AHL players.

The Hurricanes (36-31-15) missed the playoffs last season after finishing seventh out of eight teams in the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference.

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