The Carolina Hurricanes announced Thursday that they had come to terms on a one-year deal with right wing Jared Staal.
Staal will receive $550,000 at the NHL level, or $65,000 at the American Hockey League level during the 2014-15 season.
The 23-year-old Staal appeared in 50 games with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL last season. He notched two goals and five assists.
The Thunder Bay, Ont., native has compiled 10 goals and 15 assists in 169 career AHL regular-season games with San Antonio, Providence and Charlotte.
Selected by the Phoenix Coyotes in the second round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Staal (6-foot-4, 214 pounds) was acquired by the Hurricanes on May 13, 2010, in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2010 Draft. He made his NHL debut on April 25, 2013, and has played in two career NHL games with Carolina.