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Carolina Hurricanes sign defenseman Chase Priskie to an entry-level contract

Quinnipiac defenseman Chase Priskie (13) skates off as North Dakota celebrates their 5-1 win during an NCAA Frozen Four championship college hockey game on April 9, 2016, in Tampa. Priskie signed a two-year, entry-level contract on Saturday with the Hurricanes.
Quinnipiac defenseman Chase Priskie (13) skates off as North Dakota celebrates their 5-1 win during an NCAA Frozen Four championship college hockey game on April 9, 2016, in Tampa. Priskie signed a two-year, entry-level contract on Saturday with the Hurricanes. AP

The Carolina Hurricanes, adding to their defensive depth, signed former Quinnipiac defenseman Chase Priskie to a two-year, entry-level contract on Saturday.

Priskie, 23, will earn $832,500 per season at the NHL level and $70,000 per season at the AHL level. He will get a signing bonus of $185,000.

“Chase was one of the best defensemen in college hockey last season,” general manager Don Waddell said in a statement. “We believe he has a bright future in the NHL, and we’re thrilled that he has chosen to come to Carolina.”

At Quinnipiac, Priskie led Division I defensemen in goals (17), power-play goals (10) and game-winning goals (five) last season. He was a top-10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Award in 2018-19.

Pirskie, listed at 5-11 and 192 pounds, finished with 116 career points (39 goals, 77 assists) in 154 collegiate games in four seasons and served as Quinnipiac’s captain in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

Priskie was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the sixth round of the 2016 NHL Draft.

In more than 30 years at The N&O, Chip Alexander has covered the N.C. State, UNC, Duke and East Carolina beats, and now is in his 11th season on the Carolina Hurricanes beat. Alexander, who has won numerous writing awards at the state and national level, covered the Hurricanes’ move to North Carolina in 1997 and was a part of The N&O’s coverage of the Canes’ 2006 Stanley Cup run.
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