On Thursday, the Carolina Hurricanes signed right wing Trevor Letowski to a two year deal, valued at $800K per season. Letowski, who is 29, has played 7 NHL seasons, doing time in Phoenix, Vancouver, and most recently, Columbus. In 480 NHL contests, Letowski has notched 175 (73/102) points.
Letowski was selected with the 174th overall pick (7th round) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, just ahead of current NHLers Sami Pahlsson (176), Pavel Kubina (179), Fernando Pisani (195), Tomas Kaberle (204), Craig Adams (223), Ronald Petrovicky (228) and Sami Salo (239). He will be Carolina's second player from Thunder Bay, Ontario. Eric Staal was the first.
Make no mistake. Trevor Letowski is NOT Matt Cullen, nor is he anything close to Mark Recchi. This is a marked downgrade. Carolina will still probably need one more right wing, and possibly another left wing. Of course they could call up Keith Aucoin. Josef Vasicek could be traded. I'm guessing for a young winger. There could be other trades as well (Tverdovsky).
From what I can tell, Letowski has always worn #10 in his NHL career. He'll have to pick something different.
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