Sep 26, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Brad Malone (42) waits for play to begin during the game against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center. The Stars defeated the Avalanche 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Free Agency: Carolina Hurricanes Sign Brad Malone


The Carolina Hurricanes and Brad Malone have agreed to terms on a two-year, $1.3 million deal. It is a one-way contract. Brad Malone has spent his entire career with the Colorado Avalanche up to this point.

Brad Malone is coming off his third season with the Colorado Avalanche. He tallied 5 points (3 goals, 2 assists) in 32 games with the Colorado Avalanche in the 2013-2014 season.

With the departure of Manny Malhotra, the Carolina Hurricanes needed a new fourth-line center, and it appears like Brad Malone is the man for the job.

At 6’2″, 207 pounds, Brad Malone is a big, bulky center. He is a gritty player, and he should be a good fit on a defensive minded fourth line.

Brad Malone was a fourth-round pick (105th overall) by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

In 54 NHL regular season games, Brad Malone has 9 points (4 goals, 5 assists). He also suited up in 6 playoff games in April with the Colorado Avalanche.

The 25-year-old Miramichi, New Brunswick native will have an average annual value of $650,000 over the next two seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Carolina Hurricanes have lost Justin Peters and Manny Malhotra to other teams already today. Brett Bellemore is the next biggest name free agent on the market that played for the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2013-2014 season.

 

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  • Ron Faler

    The Hurricanes essentially replaced their fourth line Center who is tops in faceoffs for 200 000 a year.
    My question is: did Carolina choose not to pay Manny 850 000 or did Manny choose to leave to go somewhere else.

  • Jason Spades

    Carolina should’ve held on to Manny. Solid faceoff man and 4th line center. I’m willing to give Malone a chance though.