Canes add depth forward by signing Holmstrom

07/04/2014 10:06 AM

07/04/2014 10:06 AM

The Canes added a depth forward Friday, signing center Ben Holmstrom to a one-year, two-way contract that will pay him $600,000 in the NHL or $200,000 in the American Hockey League for the 2014-15 season.

Holmstrom, 27, completed his fifth professional season in 2013-14, appearing in 75 games with the Adirondack Phantoms. The team captain, he had 13 goals and 19 assists and had 146 penalty minutes. Holmstrom, listed at 6-1 and 197 pounds, was signed by the Flyers as a free agent following a four-year career at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Holmstrom made his NHL debut on March 3, 2011, and has appeared in seven career NHL games.

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