Hurricanes give Skinner six-year extension

Jeff Skinner has been rewarded for his strong play in his two seasons with the...

Jeff Skinner has been rewarded for his strong play in his two seasons with the Hurricanes.(Pierre-Paul Poulin/QMI Agency/Files)

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, Last Updated: 7:52 PM ET

Forward Jeff Skinner has been given a six-year contract extension worth more than $34 million, the Carolina Hurricanes announced Wednesday.

The 20-year-old centre will make $4.35 million for the 2013-14 season and $6 million for each of the following five years.

"Jeff is a cornerstone player for our team, and his long-term commitment to the Hurricanes is great news for our franchise and our fans," Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford said in a statement.

Skinner won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie in 2010-11. He followed up with 20 goals and 24 assists in 64 games last season, missing time because of a concussion.


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