Hurricanes agree to terms with forward Chris Terry

Chris Baird - TSN via Baird Photography

Chris Baird – TSN via Baird Photography

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Thursday that the team had agreed to contract terms with left winger Chris Terry.

The one-way, one-year deal will pay Terry $875,000 for the 2015-16 season.

“Chris took another step forward last year and showed that he could contribute offensively at the NHL level,” executive vice president and general manager Ron Francis said.

Terry, 26, established NHL career highs in games played (57), goals (11), assists (9) and points (20) during the 2015-16 season with Carolina.

He led Carolina with a shooting percentage of 15.5 percent and also set a career high in power-play goals with three.

Terry played five American Hockey League (AHL) games on a conditioning stint with the Charlotte Checkers, posting two points (1g, 1a) during that time.

Carolina’s fourth selection (132nd overall) in the fifth round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Terry has totaled 23 points (12g, 11a) and 14 penalty minutes in 70 career NHL games.

He is the Charlotte Checkers’ all-time leader in games played (299), assists (150), and points (254).