The Carolina Hurricanes continued signing some of their top prospects to entry level contracts as the team inked goalie Daniel Altshuller to a three-year deal today.
I wrote about the 19-year-old earlier this week – the blog can be found here – but the main gist is that Altshuller is having a great season with the Oshawa Generals of the OHL and could be an answer in net sometime in the future.
Altshuller is in his third season in the OHL and every year he continues to improve. This year is shaping up to be his best and the Generals have a shot at the league championship and a berth into the Memorial Cup Tournament with Altshuller in net and plenty of offensive depth.
At the end of the current junior season, Altshuller will be eligible to join the Charlotte Checkers for the late-season and playoff run. With Justin Peters, John Muse and Mike Murphy only signed through this season, the starting job could be Altshuller’s next season.
However, goalies usually take some time to develop, so don’t expect a quick jump into the Hurricanes roster right away. With Cam Ward in net, Altshuller will have time to develop in the AHL.
The contract will pay Altshuller between $625,000 and $725,000 in the NHL and $70,000 all three years in the AHL.