RALEIGH, N. C. – Don Waddell, President and normal supervisor of the Carolina Hurricanes of the Nationwide Hockey League, introduced right this moment that the workforce has re-signed the ahead Sebastian Aho to an eight-year, $ 78 million contract extension. The deal will start with the 2024/25 NHL season and pay Aho a median annual worth (AAV) of $ 9.75 million by means of 2031/32.
“Sebastian has developed into among the best two-way facilities in hockey,” Waddell mentioned. “He is an incredible chief on and off the ice who units a fantastic instance for our youthful gamers. We’re grateful that he has determined to remain in Carolina for the foreseeable future.”
Aho, 26, recorded 67 factors (36g, 31A) in 75 common season video games with the Hurricanes in 2022-23 and added 12 factors (5G, 7A) in 15 video games throughout the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He recorded 468 factors (218g, 250A) in 520 common season video games, all with Carolina. The 6’0″, 180-pound heart is the same as Eric Staal for many profession objectives in franchise historical past (16), and in addition scored a franchise report 9 objectives in time beyond regulation. Aho ranks fifth in franchise historical past in objectives and factors, and his 4 30-goal seasons are behind Eric Staal (5) for essentially the most in franchise historical past. He recorded 58 factors (23g, 35A) in 63 Stanley Cup Playoff video games and holds franchise information for objectives, assists and factors within the playoffs. Aho completed at the very least equal for the workforce chief in scoring in every of the 5 post-seasons of his profession (2019-23).
The native of Rauma, Finland, was chosen thirty fifth total by the Hurricanes within the second spherical of the 2015 NHL draft. In his draft class, Aho ranks third in profession objectives, fourth in factors, and sixth in assists. He was twice named to the NHL All-Star Sport (2019, 2022) and received the precision capturing occasion on the 2022 NHL All-Star Abilities Competitors in Las Vegas. Aho represented Finland on the IIHF Junior World Championship (2015, 2016), IIHF World Championship (2016, 2017, 2018) and the 2016 Hockey World Cup.