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Skinner, ‘Canes Agree On 6-Year Extension

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Jeff Skinner to a six-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through 2018-19.

The team announced the deal Wednesday.

Skinner — who won the Calder Trophy in 2011 as the NHL’s rookie of the year — will make $4.35 million in 2013-14 and $6 million each of the five seasons after that. His entry contract that pays him $900,000 annually was to expire after this coming season.

The 20-year-old Skinner has 51 goals and 56 assists in his short career. He followed up his rookie year with 20 goals and 44 assists in 2011-12 despite missing 16 games with a concussion.

General manager Jim Rutherford said Skinner is “a cornerstone player” he wanted to keep for the long term.

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