Hurricanes reach deals with brothers David and Jason Cotton


The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed terms with brothers David and Jason Cotton on entry-level contracts, president and general manager Don Waddell announced on Tuesday.

David Cotton, 22, signed a two-year deal and will earn $700,000 in 2020-21 and $832,500 in 2021-22 at the NHL level, and $70,000 at the American Hockey League level in each season. His deal also includes a $185,000 signing bonus.

The 25-year-old Jason Cotton inked a one-year deal for the 2020-21 season that is worth $700,000 at the NHL level and $50,000 at the AHL level. He received a $25,000 signing bonus.

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The younger Cotton was named a Hockey East Third Team All-Star after recording 15 goals and 24 assists in 32 games while serving as Boston College’s captain during his senior season in 2019-20. The forward finished second on the team in assists and third in both goals and points.

Jason Cotton was a Hobey Baker Award finalist after posting 20 goals and 17 assists in 34 games with Sacred Heart this season. He served as the Pioneers' captain in 2019-20 and was named Atlantic Hockey Player of the Year and an Atlantic Hockey First Team All-Star.

Also a forward, he finished tied for first among all Division I skaters in short-handed goals (three) and tied for sixth in goals this season.

"David and Jason both had very productive senior seasons this year," 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."

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