RALEIGH, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes today announced that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Jeremy Helvig on a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal will pay Helvig $650,000 on the NHL level in 2018-19 and $700,000 in 2019-20 and 2020-21. On the American Hockey League (AHL) level, he will be paid $67,500 in 2018-19, and $70,000 in 2019-20 and 2020-21. Helvig receives a signing bonus of $235,000.

Helvig, 20, went 31-16-9 in his fourth season with the Ontario Hockey League’s Kingston Frontenacs in 2017-18, posting a goals-against average of 2.68 and a .916 save percentage. The Markham, Ont., native ranked second among league netminders in goals-against average and save percentage (minimum 40 games) leading Kingston to a second-place finish in the East Division and a berth in the OHL Playoffs. Helvig (6’4”, 207 lbs.) was named Goaltender of the Week for the entire Canadian Hockey League (CHL) on Jan. 30, after posting a 3-0-0 record with a goals-against average of 1.63 and a .942 save percentage in games against Oshawa, Ottawa and Peterborough. The Frontenacs play Game 3 of their first-round series against North Bay tonight, with the series currently tied 1-1.

The Hurricanes selected Helvig in the fifth round, 134th overall, of the 2016 NHL Draft. Helvig went 81-41-19 with a 2.75 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in 156 career regular-season games for Kingston, and is the Frontenacs’ all-time leader in victories and shutouts (10). He was teammates in Kingston with current Hurricanes players Roland McKeown and Warren Foegele.