Hurricanes Sign Top Prospect Jackson Blake

The Carolina Hurricanes have made another roster move, as they have signed prospect Jackson Blake to a three-year, entry-level contract. The contract will begin immediately. 

Blake, 20, was selected by the Hurricanes with the 109th overall pick of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. 
Since then, the skilled forward has been developing his game excellently. In his first collegiate season with the University of North Dakota in 2022-23, he had 16 goals to go along with 42 points. He then followed that up this campaign with 22 goals and 60 points in 40 games. 

Due to his outstanding sophomore season, he is currently a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award this year. 

Blake also comes from a hockey background, as his father is former NHL player Jason Blake. 

The Canes have been quite busy as of late with their college prospects, as they recently signed defenseman Scott Morrow and forward Bradly Nadeau to their entry-level contracts. Now, they have locked up another one of their notable prospects in Blake.

Blake has plenty of promise and should be able to compete for a spot on their NHL roster as soon as next season. It will be interesting to see how much of an impact he can make for the Hurricanes from here. 

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