Salmon Arm Silverbacks alumni Chase Priskie is moving up to the big show.
Priskie signed with the Carolina Hurricanes on Aug. 17, a two-year, entry-level contract where he will earn $832,500 per season at the NHL level, and $70,000 per season at the AHL level with a signing bonus of $185,000.
Priskie played for the Silverbacks during the 2014-15 season, during which he recorded 20 points in 57 games. The Florida native then secured a scholarship to Quinnipiac University, where he stood out right away with 26 points in his freshman season, good enough to earn ECAC Hockey all-rookie team honours while also helping the Bobcats reach the NCAA national championship game.
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This past spring, the 23-year-old concluded a standout four-year college career, finishing as the program’s all-time leader for goals by a defenceman with 39, and ranking second among defencemen with 116 points and third among defencemen with 77 assists. He served as the team’s captain for two years and was a Top 10 Finalist for the 2019 Hobey Baker Award.
In his senior season, the 5-foot-11, 192-pound blueliner registered 39 points in 36 games and led all NCAA Division I defensemen in goals, power-play goals and game-winning goals.