Hurricanes, Dzingel agree on 2-year, $6.75M contract

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Columbus Blue Jackets' Ryan Dzingel plays against the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Hurricanes, Dzingel agree on 2-year, $6.75M contract

Columbus Blue Jackets' Ryan Dzingel plays against the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Hurricanes and free agent center Ryan Dzingel have agreed on a two-year, $6.75 million contract.

The deal announced Friday by general manager Don Waddell will pay Dzingel $3.25 million this season and $3.5 million in 2020-21.

The 27-year-old split last season between Ottawa and Columbus, and had career highs with 26 goals, 30 assists and 56 points.

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Waddell says Dzingel ''can be an impact player offensively'' and is ''an excellent fit for our forward group.''

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