Hurricanes re-sign G Nedeljkovic to 2-year deal

The Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic to a two-year contract.

The team announced the deal Friday. It is a two-way deal for the 2019-20 season, paying Nedeljkovic $725,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the American Hockey League level with a $125,000 guarantee. It is a one-way deal for the 2020-21 season worth $750,000.

The 23-year-old Nedeljkovic was the AHL's most outstanding goaltender last year as the Charlotte Checkers won the Calder Cup, leading the AHL with 34 wins and a 2.26 goals-against average during the regular season.

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Also Friday, the Hurricanes announced the franchise and Checkers coach Mike Vellucci had ''mutally agreed to part ways.'' Vellucci spent five seasons with the organization and two as Checkers coach but says he has ''been presented with an exciting opportunity'' for the future.

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