The Canes have signed defenseman Michal Jordan to a three-year, entry-level contract and have assigned him to the Albany River Rats for the AHL Calder Cup playoffs.
Jordan, 19, has played in the Ontario Hockey League the past three years and had 11 power-play goals this season for the Plymouth Whalers to rank second in the OHL.
Jordan will earn $550,000 a season at the NHL level and $60,000 at the minor-league level. He received a $170,000 signing bonus.
The Canes drafted the Zlin, Czech Republic, native in the fourth round of the 2008 NHL draft.