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Sebastian Aho breaks the bank in Carolina by signing a monster contract
Today, Sebastian Aho celebrates his 26th birthday.

How will he celebrate his birthday, you may ask?

The Finn probably received one of the best gifts of his life when he signed a new contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.

We’re talking about an eight-year deal that will bind him to the team until the end of the 2031-2032 season…

But most of all, we’re talking about a contract that will pay him $9.75 million annually.

Big cash for the young Canes star, and big, deserved cash for the young Canes star.

Aho’s current contract (which was signed with Marc Bergevin’s hostile offer) expires at the end of next season. This means that his new contract will start on July 1, 2024.

Clearly, this is particularly exciting news for the player, but also for the franchise’s fans. Aho is seen as the face of the organization in Carolina, and now the Hurricanes will have the luxury of counting on his services for the next nine years.

But now it gets really interesting for Don Waddell, who will have a puzzle to solve before long. When you look at the team’s contracts on Cap Friendly, you realize that several players will find themselves without a pact in the summer of 2024…

And we could really expect a lot of changes. Especially when you consider that Martin Necas and Seth Jarvis, two young players who are becoming pillars of the Carolina attack, are set to receive significant salary increases.

On the blue line, only Dmitry Orlov, Brent Burns and Jaccob Slavin are under contract for more than a year… and their respective deals expire in the summer of 2025 :

(Credit: CapFriendly)
All of this will be something to keep an eye on over the next two years.

But the important thing for the Hurricanes is that the team has a roster that can compete for top honors next year. That’s the goal, we agree, and I can’t wait to see if they can (finally) take that next step.

Because with the talent in Carolina’s line-up… we can really believe in the club’s chances of lifting the Stanley Cup next year. Let’s see if Rod Brind’Amour has what it takes.

Maybe it’s now or never.

In gusto

– Let’s Go!

– I really like the additions of Yamamoto and Dumoulin in Seattle.

– Really?

– Sick, for real.

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