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Former Colorado College hockey player Jaccob Slavin signs extension with Carolina Hurricanes

July 12, 2017 Updated: July 12, 2017 at 11:07 am
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photo - Carolina Hurricanes' Jaccob Slavin (74) skates the puck against the Dallas Stars  during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Dallas. Dallas defeated Carolina 5-2. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)
Carolina Hurricanes' Jaccob Slavin (74) skates the puck against the Dallas Stars during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Dallas. Dallas defeated Carolina 5-2. (AP Photo/Mike Stone) 

Former Colorado College hockey player Jaccob Slavin has agreed to a seven-year contract extension with the Carolina Hurricanes according to NHL.com. He will make $5.3 million a season according to the site.

"Jaccob is one of the cornerstones of our team moving forward, and it was important to secure him with our organization long term," Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis told the website. "We believe he is one of the top young defensemen in the NHL today, and are thrilled that he and his wife, Kylie, have made their home in Raleigh."

Slavin left the Tigers to pursue an NHL career after his junior year in 2015.

"The fans at CC were amazing and I will definitely miss playing at (The Broadmoor) World Arena," he told The Gazette at the time.

Slavin had a career year last season in Carolina. He had 34 points (five goals, 29 assists) in his first full season.

The Erie native turned 24 on May 1.

 

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