Alex Semin Signs a Five-Year Deal with Carolina


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Alex Semin has signed a highly lucrative contract with the Carolina Hurricanes for 7 million dollars a season over the next 5 years. The contract is a serious payday for a player whose skill has distinguished him in recent years.

Semin has 8 goals and 22 assists this season.

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed a highly ludicrous contract with Alex Semin for 7 million dollars a season over the next 5 years. The contact is a serious overpayment for player whose skill will be declining distinctly in those years.

Semin is an enigma who cannot be trusted.

From the Canes:

Canes Agree to Terms with Semin on Extension

RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with left wing Alexander Semin (SEH-min) on a five-year contract extension. The deal will pay Semin $7 million per season through 2017-18.
“We’re very happy to retain Alex,” said Rutherford. “Alex is an elite player and has been a major contributor to the Hurricanes having a very strong top line.”

Semin, 29, is in his eighth NHL season and his first with Carolina, after signing as a free agent on July 26, 2012. The Krasnoyarsk, Russia, native leads the Hurricanes in assists (22), and ranks second in points (30) and plus/minus rating (+18) in 30 games this season. Semin (6’2”, 209 lbs.) is tied for 11th among all NHL skaters in assists this season, and tied for 10th in plus/minus rating. He ranks first among Hurricanes forwards in time on ice per game (20:39) and has spent the majority of the season skating alongside Hurricanes captain Eric Staal.

Semin has totaled 205 goals and 233 assists (438 points) in 499 career NHL games with the Washington Capitals and the Hurricanes. He netted his 200th career NHL goal on Feb. 11 against the New York Islanders. Washington’s first-round selection, 13th overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Semin is fifth in the NHL in plus/minus over the last five seasons (+110), behind only Henrik Sedin, Zdeno Chara, Alexandre Burrows and Daniel Sedin.

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  • I’m glad we didn’t get suckered into making that deal…


  • Yo8

    What was that Ovi gif?

  • Yo8

    It doesn’t work 🙁
    Oh, well haters gonna hate!

  • vahockeymom

    Good for Semin – I hope he has a long happy career there. Best part of last night – Mike Milbury choking on his words, he hates this contract so much. Keep scoring Sasha! Just not against the Caps, please….

  • Livia

    In the world of crazy sports money, this deal doesn’t seem crazy at all. Good for the Hurricanes that they’ve landed a great winger for the great Eric Staal, and good for Sasha that he’s found a happy home.

  • KO

    The Whalers hat, in Buffalo, at a Carolina game. Full Circle.