Carolina Hurricanes Offseason Preview: Restricted Free Agents

3 of 8

Nathan Gerbe

Dec 27, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes forward Nathan Gerbe (14) celebrates his 2nd period goal with teammates against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Nathan Gerbe was signed to a one year, $550k contract last summer by the Carolina Hurricanes. When he was signed, I don’t think many people expected him to turn into a 30+ point scorer with 16 goals through the month of March, but that’s what he has turned into.

The 5’5″ forward has been a very good middle of the lineup player for the Carolina Hurricanes at a very cheap contract. He gives everything he has on every shift on the ice, and he can provide offense at the bottom of the lineup.

The Carolina Hurricanes should re-sign Nathan Gerbe, if the price is right. Whether he stays with the Carolina Hurricanes or not, Nathan Gerbe is in for a big pay raise this summer.

Verdict: Re-Sign (1-2 years, $1.5 Million per season)