The Carolina Hurricanes announced today that they have signed OHL prospect, Carter Sandlak to a three-year entry level contract.
The 20-year-old currently plays for the Plymouth Whalers and is leading the team in points and goals with 24 points and 16 goals in 26 games.
The three-year contract kicks in this year. The salary ranges from $550,000 to $575,000 in the NHL and $55,000 to $67,500 in the AHL through the three seasons.
Sandlak was never drafted and was an undrafted free agent, eligible to sign with any NHL team. Despite never being drafted, Sandlak has played in the OHL since 2009-10 when he was 16-years-old.
But before this season, Sandlak never put up an impressive amount of points with 23 being his career high and has played for three different teams in the league.
Now as a junior overager, Sandlak is finding the back of the net more and has already passed his career highs.
The Whaler figures to be a project prospect, as most undrafted players are, but obviously he caught the eye of the Hurricanes organization if it was willing to sign him to a contract at this early point of the season.
Sandlak will have the opportunity of joining the Charlotte Checkers when his junior season ends in the spring of 2014. From there, he will likely join the Checkers for the 2014-15 season.