Forward has tallied 83 points in 139 career AHL games
RALEIGH, N.C. – Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed forward Maxim Letunov to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Letunov $750,000 at the NHL level and $100,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level with a $140,000 guarantee.
“Max is a playmaking center who brings size and speed,” said Waddell. “This signing helps improve our organizational depth at forward.”
Letunov, 25, registered 15 points (12g, 3a) in 32 AHL games with the San Jose Barracuda last season. He has posted 83 points (36g, 47a) in 139 career AHL games, all with the Barracuda. The 6’4″, 185-pound forward has skated in three career NHL games with the Sharks, scoring one goal. Letunov played three seasons of NCAA hockey at UConn from 2015-18, recording 95 points (35g, 60a). He also tallied 107 points (44g, 63a) in 118 USHL games with Youngstown from 2013-15. Letunov was named to the USHL Second All-Star Team in 2014-15, the Hockey East Second All-Star Team in 2015-16 and 2017-18, and the Hockey East All-Rookie Team in 2015-16. The Moscow, Russia, native was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the second round, 47th overall, of the 2014 NHL Draft.