Hurricanes Sign Clark Bishop to ELC

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed 2014 5th round (127th overall) Clark Bishop to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Monday.

His AAV at the NHL level will be $625,000, the team announced, with Bishop getting $575,000 in the first year and $650,000 in the following two seasons, as well as a $210,000 signing bonus.

“Clark has shown improvement in each year of his career with Cape Breton,” said General Manager Ron Francis. “He is a strong two-way player and a proven leader who has been part of his team’s leadership group for three of his four junior seasons.”

The 20-year-old forward has served as the captain of the QMJHL’s Cape Breton Screaming Eagles for the last two seasons. This season, he posted a career-high 39 points in 50 games.

He may not find his way into an appearance with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL this season, as the Screaming Eagles are up 3-2 in their playoff series against the Chicoutimi Sagueneens.

The Hurricanes take on the Boston Bruins Tuesday, and have recalled Patrick Brown and Sergey Tolchinsky from the Checkers for the game.