2024 NHL Free Agency (Began July 1)

2024-25 Carolina Hurricanes Roster & Salary Cap Snapshot

By David Glenn
North Carolina Sports Network
(Last updated July 17, 2024)

As expected, after the first day of 2024 free agency in the National Hockey League, the Carolina Hurricanes looked significantly different than they did on the final day of the 2023-24 season.

Both players in Carolina’s highly respected second defensive pairing, Brett Pesce (New Jersey) and Brady Skjei (Nashville), signed lucrative, long-term contracts with other teams that the Hurricanes were unwilling to match. Veteran forwards Stefan Noesen (New Jersey) and Teuvo Teravainen (Chicago) also found big-dollar paydays with other franchises.

Meanwhile, the Hurricanes added a pair of proven, veteran defensemen in Sean Walker (Colorado) and Shayne Gostisbehere (Detroit), plus a trio of depth forwards in William Carrier (Vegas), Eric Robinson (Buffalo) and Tyson Jost (Buffalo).

The Canes also re-signed two of their own free agents, veteran forward Jordan Martinook and third-pairing defenseman Jalen Chatfield. The Chatfield news was announced in June.

Weeks later, the Canes re-signed restricted free agent Jack Drury and released veteran center Evgeny Kuznetsov, who was scheduled to be a $3.9 million cap hit for Carolina during the 2024-25 season.

Contract details for the Hurricanes’ departing, incoming and returning players are listed in the summary below.

Among the next priorities for new Carolina general manager Eric Tulsky is handling the various circumstances of the team’s two remaining restricted free agents: Martin Necas and Seth Jarvis. Both have received qualifying offers from the Hurricanes.

Necas, 25, has indicated a desire to sign elsewhere. He was the Hurricanes’ third-leading scorer during the 2023-24 regular season (24 goals, 29 assists, 53 points) and postseason (four goals, five assists, nine points).

Jarvis, 22, was the Hurricanes’ second-leading scorer behind All-Star forward Sebastian Aho during the 2023-24 regular season, with 33 goals, 34 assists and 67 points.

“There is definitely more work to be done, but today is not the only day of the offseason,” said Tulsky, who replaced Don Waddell as interim GM on May 24 and was named to the position on a full-time basis June 18. “There is plenty of time between now and training camp to adjust the roster.

“We plan to keep exploring all our options. We have some ideas in mind and are still actively pursuing. Finding ways to get better is important.”

Carolina Hurricanes Salary Cap Summary

2024-25 NHL Salary Cap: $88,000,000
2024-25 Hurricanes Commitments: $74,143,333
2024-25 Hurricanes Cap Space: $13,856,667

NHL Forwards Under Contract (12)

Player, Position, Age, 2024-25 Salary Cap Hit (Long-Term Status)

Sebastian Aho, C, 27, $9,750,000 (signed through 2031-32)
Andrei Svechnikov, RW, 24, $7,750,000 (signed through 2028-29)
Jesperi Kotkaniemi, C, 24, $4,820,000 (signed through 2029-30)
Jordan Martinook^, LW, 32, $3,050,000 (re-signed through 2026-27)
Jordan Staal, C, 36, $2,900,000 (signed through 2026-27)
Jack Roslovic*, RW, 27, $2,800,000 (signed through 2024-25)
Jesper Fast, RW, 33, $2,400,000 (signed through 2024-25)
William Carrier*, LW, 30, $2,000,000 (signed through 2029-30)
Jack Drury^, C, 24, $1,725,000 (re-signed through 2025-26)
Eric Robinson*, LW, 29, $950,000 (signed through 2024-25)
Tyson Jost*, C, 26, $775,000 (signed through 2024-25)
Brendan Lemieux, LW, 28, $775,000 (signed through 2024-25)

Additional Forwards Under Contract

Bradly Nadeau, LW, 19, $918,333 (signed through 2026-27)
Jackson Blake, RW, 21, $905,833 (signed through 2025-26)
Ryan Suzuki, C, 23, $775,000 (signed through 2024-25)

2023-24 Hurricanes Forwards In Free Agency

Jake Guentzl, LW, 30, unrestricted — 7-year, $63M deal with Tampa Bay
Teuvo Teravainen, C, 30, unrestricted — 3-year, $16.2M deal with Chicago
Martin Necas, C, 25, restricted (received qualifying offer from Canes)
Seth Jarvis, RW, 22, restricted (received qualifying offer from Canes)
Stefan Noesen, RW, 31, unrestricted — 3-year, $8.25M deal with New Jersey

NHL Defensemen Under Contract (6)

Dmitry Orlov, D, 33, $7,750,000 (signed through 2024-25)
Jaccob Slavin, D, 30, $5,300,000 (extended through 2032-33 on July 1)
Brent Burns, D, 39, $5,280,000 (signed through 2024-25)
Sean Walker*, D, 30, $3,600,000 (signed through 2028-29 on July 1)
Shayne Gostisbehere*, D, 31, $3,200,000 (signed through 2026-27 on July 1)
Jalen Chatfield^, D, 28, $3,000,000 (re-signed through 2026-27 in June)

Additional Defensemen Under Contract

Scott Morrow, D, 22, $916,667 (signed through 2025-26)
Ronan Seeley, D, 22, $810,000 (signed through 2024-25)

2023-24 Hurricanes Defensemen In Free Agency

Brady Skjei, D, 30, unrestricted — 7-year, $49M deal with Nashville
Brett Pesce, D, 30, unrestricted — 6-year, $33M deal with New Jersey
Tony DeAngelo, D, 29, unrestricted
Dylan Coghlan, D, 26, restricted — 1-year, $775,000 deal with Winnipeg

NHL Goaltenders Under Contract (3)

Frederik Andersen, G, 35, $3,400,000 (signed through 2024-25)
Pyotr Kochetkov, G, 25, $2,000,000 (signed through 2026-27)
Spencer Martin, G, 29, $775,000 (signed through 2024-25)

2023-24 Hurricanes Goaltenders In Free Agency

Antti Raanta, G, 35, unrestricted

^—retained free agent
*—2024 offseason acquisition
NOTE: Age = at conclusion of 2024 calendar year.