The Carolina Hurricanes, continuing their hockey business during the NHL’s suspension of play, on Tuesday signed brothers David and Jason Cotton to entry-level contracts.
David Cotton, a forward who played college hockey at Boston College, signed a two-year contract that will pay him $700,000 in 2020-21 and $832,500 in 2021-22 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the American Hockey League level in both seasons. He received a $185,000 signing bonus.
Jason Cotton, a Hobey Baker Award finalist at Sacred Heart this season, signed a one-year contract for the 2020-21 season that will pay $700,000 at the NHL level and $50,000 at the AHL level. The forward received a $25,000 signing bonus.
“David and Jason both had very productive senior seasons this year,” Canes president and general manager Don Waddell said in a statement. “We’ve been pleased with David’s progress over his four years at Boston College, and his brother Jason was recently named a Hobey Baker Award finalist. We’re excited to see what they can accomplish at the professional level.”