Carolina agrees to terms with Jokinen

Carolina Hurricanes' Jussi Jokinen celebrates after scoring the winning goal against New Jersey...

Carolina Hurricanes' Jussi Jokinen celebrates after scoring the winning goal against New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur during the third period of Game 4 of their NHL Eastern Conference quarter-final hockey series in Raleigh, North Carolina April 21, 2009. (REUTERS/Ellen Ozier)

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RALEIGH, N.C. - The Carolina Hurricanes agreed to terms with forward Jussi Jokinen on a three-year contract Thursday.

Jokinen, 28, will earn $3 million a season with the new contract.

Last season, his sixth in the NHL, he appeared in 70 games and totaled 19 goals and 33 assists.

"Jussi is a player who fit in with our team from day one in all situations, and has been a valuable offensive contributor," said Carolina general manager Jim Rutherford. "He feels that he has found a home in Carolina, and we are glad that he has chosen to stay with the Hurricanes."

A sixth-round draft pick of the Stars in 2001, he has totaled 103 goals and 186 assists over 457 games with the Stars, Lightning and Hurricanes.


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