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JaStaal signs pro contract

At noon on Friday, the Hurricanes announced that they’ve signed newly acquired right wing Jared Staal to a three-year entry level contract.  He was acquired via trade with Phoenix on Thursday afternoon and it didn’t take long to get him committed to a minimum wage contract.  The standard two-way rookie contract will pay him $500k at the NHL level in 2010-11 and $525k in each of the following two seasons.  At the AHL level, he’ll be paid $50k in all three seasons.  The contract also features a signing bonus of $150k.

The youngest Staal brother was almost always paired with the eldest Eric in their backyard games in Thunder Bay.  EStaal chatted with Raleigh’s 99.9 FM about the acquisition, giving us a little insight about JaStaal.

Jared will be at training camp this summer and will play in the rookie tournament in Traverse City.  After that, he’ll end up in Charlotte for at least one season.

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Hurricanes acquire another Staal

On Thursday night, the Hurricanes announced that they have acquired the rights to right winger Jared Staal.  Staal, who was the property of the Phoenix Coyotes, was acquired in exchange for a fifth round draft selection in this summer’s NHL Entry Draft.  There was a time when Jared was believed to be the most talented of the four Staal boys, but he was the only one not to have been selected in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft.  He was selected by the Coyotes with the 49th overall pick in the 2008 Entry Draft.

JaStaal is the only right-handed shot of the four Staal boys and the only right winger.  In addition, he’s the only one not to have made an impact on the parent club in his first season as a pro.  There is some speculation that although he has the most raw talent of the four Staal boys, he has the least ambition.

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