April 6, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes center Zac Dalpe (22) celebrates his 3rd period goal against the New York Rangers at the PNC center. The Rangers defeated the Hurricanes 4-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes Re-Sign Zac Dalpe

The Carolina Hurricanes only have one restricted free agent left, after signing forward Zac Dalpe to a one-year/two-way deal today. Salary terms have not been released yet.

Last season, Dalpe played in 10 games for the Canes recording one goal and two assists. The 23-year-old also scored 42 points in 54 games for the Charlotte Checkers.

However, next season, Dalpe will hope to make more of an impact with the Hurricanes and stick with the big club for most of the season.

He’ll have the chance to do that, as the Canes may look for a third line with scoring ability, which Dalpe could meet the requirement of.

Dalpe will have to compete with Zach Boychuk and Drayson Bowman. Dalpe is the youngest of the three, but also has the least amount of experience in the NHL.

The Ontario native played 15 games for the Canes in 2010-11 and 16 in 2011-12. He has amassed 10 points in 41 games. Dalpe was chosen in the second round of the 2008 NHL draft and spent two seasons at Ohio State University.

He joined the Albany River Rats during the 2009-10 season and has spent most of his career since then in the AHL.

The Hurricanes will look to sign Boychuk to finish up their RFA signings this summer.

 

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