Carolina Hurricanes Sign Jaccob Slavin To Monster 8-Year Extension

The Carolina Hurricanes have secured a crucial part of their defensive core by signing Jaccob Slavin to an eight-year contract extension worth approximately $51 million, with an expected annual average value (AAV) of $6.43 million, according to insider Frank Seravalli. 

This new deal, which Slavin is eligible to sign on July 1, ensures that one of the team’s most consistent and dependable defensemen will remain with the Hurricanes through the 2032-33 season. 

Slavin, a former fourth-round pick, has been a cornerstone for the Hurricanes since being drafted in 2012, known for his exceptional two-way play and leadership on the ice.

Slavin's previous seven-year contract, carrying a $5.3 million AAV, was considered one of the best bargains in the league given his performance. 

In the 2023-24 season, he recorded 37 points in 81 games while averaging over 20 minutes of ice time per game. 

Despite a slight reduction in ice time due to the addition of Dmitry Orlov, Slavin remained a critical component of the Hurricanes' defense, contributing significantly in all situations, including special teams. His consistent performance and leadership have made him a pivotal player for the team, ensuring stability and reliability on the blue line.

With this extension, the Hurricanes gain financial clarity as they navigate an offseason filled with numerous free agents and significant cap space decisions. 

Securing Slavin long-term provides the team with much-needed cost certainty, allowing new GM Eric Tulsky to better manage their cap space and address other roster needs.

Photo Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports