Hurricanes agree to terms with goaltender Altshuller

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Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network
Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

RALEIGH, N.C. – While the Carolina Hurricanes are working with three experienced goaltenders at the moment, the team announced on Friday that it had agreed to terms with goaltender prospect Daniel Altshuller on a three-year, entry-level contract.

The deal will pay Altshuller a signing bonus of $240,000 with annual terms of $625,000 at the National Hockey League (NHL) level or $70,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level in the first year, $675,000 in the NHL or $70,000 in the AHL in the second year, and $725,000 in the NHL or $70,000 in the AHL in the third year.

“Daniel has put together a nice junior career for Oshawa,” said Ron Francis, vice president of hockey operations.

“He is an important part of our goaltending picture for the future.”

Altshuller, 19, is currently tied for first in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in wins (20) and is third in the league in goals-against average (2.48) and save percentage (.920) in 29 games played for the Oshawa Generals.

He also led the OHL in wins during the 2012-13 season after which he was awarded the Roger Neilson Memorial Award as the OHL’s top academic university or college player.

Selected by Carolina in the third round (69th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Altshuller has a career OHL record of 67-41-6 with a 2.83 goals-against average and three shutouts.