The Carolina Hurricanes have signed defenseman Tyler Ganly to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announcd Monday.
On the NHL level, the deal will pay Ganly $575,000 in 2015-16 and 2016-17, and $650,000 in 2017-18. His American Hockey League salary would be $60,000 per year, and he receives a signing bonus of $120,000.
Ganly, 20, completed the 2014-15 season with the Ontario Hockey League’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, finishing with 16 points (2 goals, 14 assists) and a plus-15 rating in 38 games. A sixth-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, he ranked second in the league with a plus-14 rating, and ranked second among Greyhounds defensemen with two goals in the 2015 OHL playoffs.
“Tyler had a good season despite missing significant time due to injury,” Canes general manager Ron Francis said in a statement. “He was especially good in the playoffs and was a big part of his team making the OHL’s Western Conference finals.”