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Hurricanes sign goaltender Ward to 3-year deal

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RALEIGH (AP) -- Cam Ward helped the Carolina Hurricanes win the Stanley Cup last season, and the team has ensured he'll be back to try to help them get another one.

The goaltender was signed to a three-year contract today which will earn him $2 million next season. Ward will get $2.5 million in the 2008-2009 season and $3.5 million in 2009-2010.

Ward made $684,000 last year, which was the final year of the three-year entry-level contract he signed in 2004.

As a rookie, Ward won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the postseason when leading the Hurricanes past the Edmonton Oilers in a seven-game series. This season -- his first as the Hurricanes' Number One goaltender -- Ward had 30 wins in 60 games while allowing just under three goals per game.

The Hurricanes picked Ward in the first round of the 2002 draft.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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