Hurricanes Sign "Dynamic Playmaker" To 3-Year Deal

The Carolina Hurricanes have inked a promising young playmaker to their organization, signing second-round pick, and the youngest player in the draft, Felix Unger Sörum to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Unger Sorum will earn a $775,000 base salary, with an $82,500 minors salary.  

Drafted near the end of the 2nd round in the 2023 NHL Draft, Hurricanes GM Don Waddell is extremely high on the 17-year-old. 

Felix is a dynamic playmaker with great offensive instincts. He was one of the youngest players in the draft, and we’re excited to see how he continues to improve and develop. 

Assistant GM Darren Yorke added, "He sees the ice incredibly well... He can put players on his back hip and spin off them to find the open man. He goes to the net and he plays with a bit of sandpaper."

He registered 46 points on 10 goals and 36 assists in 42 games in Sweden's top junior league this past season with Leksands. At the 2023 IIHF Under-18 World Championship, he showed more of that "dynamic playmaking", with 8 assists and 10 points in seven games. 

Unger Sorum, with a birthdate of Sept. 14, 2005, was the youngest player in this year's draft, with only a handful of others born as late as early September of that year. 

He'll likely return to the Leksands junior team in Sweden for the coming season and hope for a permanent advancement to their senior club in the SHL.

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