Carolina Hurricanes sign defenseman Chase Priskie to an entry-level contract

Chip Alexander

The Carolina Hurricanes, adding to their defensive depth, signed former Quinnipiac defenseman Chase Priskie to a two-year, entry-level contract on Saturday.

Priskie, 23, will earn $832,500 per season at the NHL level and $70,000 per season at the AHL level. He will get a signing bonus of $185,000.

“Chase was one of the best defensemen in college hockey last season,” general manager Don Waddell said in a statement. “We believe he has a bright future in the NHL, and we’re thrilled that he has chosen to come to Carolina.”

At Quinnipiac, Priskie led Division I defensemen in goals (17), power-play goals (10) and game-winning goals (five) last season. He was a top-10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Award in 2018-19.

Pirskie, listed at 5-11 and 192 pounds, finished with 116 career points (39 goals, 77 assists) in 154 collegiate games in four seasons and served as Quinnipiac’s captain in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

Priskie was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the sixth round of the 2016 NHL Draft.