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Cotton brothers sign entry-level contracts with Hurricanes

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Jason Cotton and David Cotton each signed an entry-level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.

"David and Jason both had very productive senior seasons this year," Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell said. "We've been pleased with David's progress over his four years at Boston College, and his brother Jason was recently named a Hobey Baker Award finalist. We're excited to see what they can accomplish at the professional level."

Jason signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 at the NHL level and $50,000 at the American Hockey League level which will begin with the 2020-21 season.

The 25-year-old forward was named a Hobey Baker Award finalist, given annually to the top NCAA men's ice hockey player, after he scored 37 points (20 goals, 17 assists) in 34 games for Sacred Heart this season. The Atlantic Hockey Player of the Year tied for the NCAA lead in shorthanded goals (three) and tied for sixth in goals.

He scored 81 points (41 goals, 40 assists) in 110 games through three seasons at Sacred Heart (2017-20) and eight games at Northeastern in 2015-16.

David signed a two-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 at the NHL level in 2020-21 and $832,500 in 2021-22. It is worth $70,000 at the AHL level each season.

The 22-year-old forward, selected by Carolina in the sixth round (No. 169) of the 2015 NHL Draft, scored 39 points (15 goals, 24 assists) in 32 games with Boston College this season. He was second on the team in assists and third in goals and points. He scored 127 points (57 goals, 70 assists) in four NCAA seasons.

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