The Canes announced Tuesday they have signed right wing Jared Staal to a one-year, two-way contract.
The deal will pay Staal $550,000 on the NHL level or $60,000 on the American Hockey League level during the 2013-14 season. Staal was a restricted free agent.
Staal, 22, made his NHL debut late in the 2012-13 season, skating in two games with the Hurricanes. He had career highs in games played (52), goals (4), assists (3), points (7) and penalty minutes (25) on the AHL level with Charlotte.
Staal made his NHL debut April 25 against the New York Rangers, starting the game on the same line with two older brothers, Eric and Jordan Staal. It marked the fourth time in NHL history that a trio of brothers played for the same team during the same season, and the first since Peter, Anton and Marian Stastny did it for Quebec in 1985.