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Canes sign Shugg to one-year deal

The Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday agreed to terms with forward Justin Shugg on a one-year, two-way contract.

The deal will pay Shugg $600,000 at the NHL level, or $85,000 at the American Hockey League level in 2015-16, with a guarantee of $100,000.

“Justin provides our organization with good depth at forward,” general manager Ron Francis said in a statement. “He led Charlotte in scoring last season and has improved his offensive production each year since turning pro.”

Shugg, 23, led the Hurricanes’ AHL affiliate Charlotte Checkers last season in goals (21) and points (43), and tied his AHL career best with 22 assists in 65 regular-season games. He made his NHL debut with Carolina on Dec. 16 at Montreal and played in three Hurricanes games in 2014-15.

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