The Carolina Hurricanes are bringing back forward Jesper Fast on a two-year, $4.8 million contract
The team said Saturday that the contract also includes a modified no-trade clause. He would have been an unrestricted free agent.
"Jesper is an extremely hard worker on both ends of the ice, and his consistency has played a key role in our success over the past three seasons," said Don Waddell, Carolina's president and general manager. "He is the kind of person and player that every team is looking for, and we are thrilled to have him back in our locker room."
Fast, 31, recorded 10 goals and 19 assists in 80 games with Carolina in 2022-23, and added nine points (six goals, three assists) in 15 games during the postseason. Two of those playoff goals were game-winners.
He previously played seven seasons with the New York Rangers, who selected him in the sixth round of the 2010 NHL Draft. He has 229 career points (85 goals, 144 assists) in 630 career games.
--Field Level Media