Carolina Hurricanes agree to terms with draft pick McBain

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms with defenceman Jamie McBain on a three-year contract.

The entry-level deal will pay McBain an average of US$600,000 per year at the NHL level and $62,500 in the minors. There is also a $255,000 signing bonus for McBain, picked by Carolina in the second round of the 2006 draft.

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McBain will join Carolina’s top minor league affiliate, Albany of the American Hockey League, for the rest of the 2008-09 season.

The 21-year-old McBain was the Western Collegiate Hockey Association player of the year after ranking second among NCAA Division I defencemen in scoring with 37 points at Wisconsin.