Breaking: Dzingel takes pay cut to sign with Eastern contender

He is off the market!

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Unrestricted free agent forward Ryan Dzingel has made his choice and took himself off the market on Friday morning. 

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed Dzingel to a two-year, $6.75million contract. He will cash in $3.25 million next season and $3.5 million in 2020-21.

He is taking a bit of a salary cut, he who is coming off a two-year, $3.6 million contract.

“Ryan has proven that he can be an impact player offensively, putting up bigger numbers over each of his three full-time NHL seasons,” Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell said in a team release.”His speed, skill and vision make him an excellent fit for our forward group and our style of play. At 27, he’s just entering his prime and certainly had options coming off a 26-goal season, so we’re happy he’s chosen to be a part of the Carolina Hurricanes.”

The 27-year-old forward was on the move last season when he was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets at the February deadline after spending four seasons with the Ottawa Senators. He scored 26 goals and posted 56 points in 78 regular season games with the Senators and the Jackets this past season. Dzingel also tallied one goal in nine games with the Blue Jackets during their playoff run.