The Canes on Wednesday signed University of Wisconsin forward Brendan Woods to a three-year, entry-level contract.
At the NHL Level, Woods will receive $600,000 in 2013-14, $650,000 in 2014-15 and $700,000 in 2015-16. At the AHL level, he would be paid $65,000 in all three years. Woods receives a signing bonus of $225,000, and will immediately join the Hurricanes’ top minor-league affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Woods, 20, completed his sophomore season at Wisconsin in 2012-13, totaling five goals and seven assists in 41 games. He completed his collegiate career with 10 goals, 12 assists (22 points) and 83 penalty minutes in 75 games played.
Woods was a fifth-round draft pick by the Canes in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
His father, Bob, played professionally in the AHL, IHL and ECHL, and currently is an assistant coach with the Anaheim Ducks.