CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Hurricanes announced today they have re-signed forward Brett Sutter and defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti to one-year, two-way contracts.
Sutter, 24, led the Checkers in scoring in the 2011 postseason with 14 points (4g, 10a) in 16 Calder Cup playoff games, while putting up nine goals and 12 assists (21 points) in 60 regular season games. He has 25 points (8g, 17a) in 29 career AHL playoff games.
The Viking, Alberta native made his Hurricanes debut on Feb. 12 and has played in 19 career NHL games (1g, 1a) with Carolina and Calgary.
Originally drafted by Calgary in the sixth round (179th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Sutter has notched 80 points (32g, 48a) and collected 266 penalty minutes In 272 career regular-season AHL games with Quad City, Abbotsford and Charlotte.
Sanguinetti, 23, ranked fourth among Checkers defensemen in 2010-11 with 15 points (3g, 12a), despite playing in just 31 of the team's 80 games due to an injury suffered in late November.
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound blueliner from New Jersey has 99 points (18g, 81a) in 181 career AHL games with Hartford and Charlotte.
A former first-round pick (21st overall) of the New York Rangers, Sanguinetti was acquired by the Hurricanes last summer in a trade and played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League before turning pro.
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