A fifth-round pick in 2007 who developed into a junior-hockey scoring machine, Chris Terry signed with the Hurricanes on Friday, adding to what figures to be an impressive rookie class in Albany (AHL) next season.
Terry was the second-leading scorer in the OHL for the Plymouth Whalers this season, scoring 39 goals after doubling his draft-year total of 22 to 44 in 2007-08. Over the past two seasons, he recorded 195 points -- and added 16 in 11 playoff games this season.
Terry's three-year entry-level contract is worth $1.825 million, including a $225,000 signing bonus, with an AHL salary of $60,000 in the first year and $65,000 in the second and third.
He's not a prospect at the same level as Zach Boychuk and Jamie McBain, who are expected to play for the River Rats, but if his scoring touch translates to pro hockey, he could end up playing in Carolina down the road.
In any case, he was the OHL's Humanitarian of the Year and Captain of the Year, which speaks to his character.