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Hurricanes agree to terms with forwards Aucoin, Gove

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes agreed to terms
Wednesday on two-year contracts with forwards Keith Aucoin and
Dave Gove, prospects who made their NHL debut last season and practiced
with the team during its Stanley Cup run.

Aucoin will make $450,000 at the NHL level and $100,000 at the
American Hockey League level in the first year of the deal, which
will increase to $475,000 and $110,000 respectively in the second
year. The deal guarantees him at least $125,000 per year.

Gove will make $450,000 at the NHL level in the first year and
$475,000 in the second. He is also slated to make $75,000 each
season at the AHL level with an annual guarantee of at least
$100,000 per year.

Aucoin led Lowell of the AHL with 29 goals and 56 assists in 72
regular-season games last year. He also tallied an assist in seven
games with Carolina last season, making his debut against Montreal
on Jan. 23.

Gove had 20 goals and 26 assists in 65 regular-season games for
Lowell. He made his NHL debut with Carolina at Montreal on Jan. 31.