The Carolina Hurricanes announced Thursday that forward Elias Lindholm has been signed to a two-year contract extension worth $5.4 million.
Lindholm, the fifth overall pick of the 2013 NHL draft, will be paid $2.5 million in the 2016-17 season and $2.9 million in 2017-18.
Lindholm, 20, completed his second NHL season in 2014-2015 and had career highs in goals (17), assists (22), points (39) and games played (81). The Swede has played 139 games for Carolina in hsi first two seasons.
“Elias played well last season, nearly doubling his offensive numbers from his rookie year,” general manager Ron Francis said in a statement. “We expect he will be a very important part of the Hurricanes as he continues to develop as a professional.”