The Canes have agreed to terms with center Patrick Brown on a two-year, entry-level contract. The deal will pay Brown $575,000 in the NHL in 2014-15 and $600,000 in the NHL in 2015-16, or $60,000 in the American Hockey League (AHL) both years. He also receives a signing bonus of $130,000.
Brown, 21, completed his senior season at Boston College in 2013-14, ranking third in goals (15) and fourth in points (30) in 40 games played. The Bloomfield Hills, Mich., native was also third on the team in game-winning goals (4), including the game-winning goal of the Beanpot final against Northeastern.
Brown, the Eagles captain this past season, scored in Boston College’s Frozen Four semifinal game against Union but the Eagles lost 5-4 to end their season.
Brown completed his collegiate career with 21 goals and 22 assists (43 points) in 120 games. During his time at Boston College, his team totaled 112 victories, one NCAA championship (2012), three Hockey East regular-season titles and two Hockey East tournament championships.
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Brown's father, Doug, played 15 seasons in the NHL, capturing the Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998.