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‘Canes sign Ronan Seeley to Entry-Level Contract

Defenseman ranked tied for fifth in goals among WHL defensemen in 2020-21


RALEIGH, N.C. – Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed defenseman Ronan Seeley to a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal will pay Seeley $750,000 at the NHL level in 2021-22 and 2022-23 and $775,000 in 2023-24. Seeley will receive $80,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level for all three seasons. He will also receive a signing bonus of $195,000.


“Despite two shortened seasons in the WHL, Seeley’s progression has been terrific. His ability to transport the puck and play fast defensively is what we’re looking for in our defensemen,” said Waddell. “We’re excited to watch him continue his development in our organization for another three years.”


Seeley, 19, registered 17 points (5g, 12a) in 23 games with the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 2020-21. The 6’0”, 176-pound defensemen ranked tied for fifth in goals and tied for second in plus/minus (+18) among WHL blueliners. Seeley led all Silvertips defensemen in goals and points and ranking second in assists while serving as one of the team’s alternate captains. He has now recorded 58 points (9g, 49a) in 138 career WHL games from 2018-21. The Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, native also played for Canada White at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Seeley was selected by Carolina in the seventh round, 208th overall, of the 2020 NHL Draft.

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