Carolina Hurricanes sign Justin Robidas to three-year, entry-level contract

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      Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell announced this morning that they had signed prospect Justin Robidas to a three-year entry-level contract. The contract begins in the 2023-24 season.

      According to CapFriendly, Robidas will have a salary of $775,000 at the NHL level and $88,000 at the American Hockey League level.

      The 20-year-old currently plays for the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL); he notched 36 points (11 goals, 25 assists) in 36 games after being acquired at the QMJHL trade deadline from the Val-d’Or Foreurs, where he registered 42 points (14 goals, 28 assists) in 27 games.

      During the QMJHL playoffs, he notched a team-leading 27 points (11 goals, 16 assists) in 18 games; he ranked third among QMJHL postseason leaders as he helped lead the Remparts to capture the Gilles-Courteau Trophy, the QMJHL Championship. Robidas is now assisting the Remparts in bringing home the Memorial Cup; the Remparts have a spot in the Memorial Cup championship game this weekend, where Robidas will look to round out his career in exquisite fashion. Throughout a four-year QMJHL career with the Foreurs and Remparts, he registered 239 points (95 goals, 144 assists) in 223 career games.

      “Justin has produced offensively throughout his junior career, and he has played a key role for Quebec throughout the QMJHL playoffs and Memorial Cup this season,” said Don Waddell. “We are excited to watch his development progress at the next level.”

      The Hurricanes drafted Robidas in the fifth round (No. 147) in the 2021 NHL Draft. He is the son of former NHLer Stephane Robidas, who played 15 years in the NHL with the Montreal Canadiens, Dallas Stars, Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs. He is now an assistant coach with the Canadiens.

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