Hurricanes agree to terms for 2-year entry deal with Notre Dame’s Lawson; headed for AHL team

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms with former Notre Dame defenceman Kyle Lawson on a two-year, entry-level deal.

Lawson, selected in the seventh round of the 2005 draft, recently completed his senior season for the Irish. He would earn US$500,000 on the NHL level and $50,000 on the American Hockey League level in 2010-11, and $525,000 on the NHL level and $50,000 on the AHL level the following season. He also gets an $80,000 signing bonus.

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The 23-year-old will join Carolina’s AHL affiliate in Albany for the remainder of this season on an amateur tryout contract.