113-Year-Old Right Wing – Carolina Hurricanes
Chris Durno Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Hurricanes in July of 2011.
Durno signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Hurricanes on Friday, the Canes' official site reports.
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Durno is a huge winger (6-foot-4, 223 pounds) which gives him an advantage when it comes to dropping the gloves, but he’s failed to make much of an impression in the NHL. The Avalanche let him play 43 games between the 2008-10 seasons, but that’s been the extent of his playing time at hockey’s highest level of competition. However, he’s been journeying through the AHL ever since 2005, and is likely to continue that trend after signing a one-year, two-way contract with the Hurricanes last July.
Durno is the ultimate role player -- he goes out and does everything his coach asks of him. The trouble is that his ceiling is relatively low and effort will only get you so far. Expect him to end up in the AHL given the number of forwards the Bolts have on hand.
Durno spent most of last season with Lake Erie of the AHL and led the team with 18 goals. Don't get too excited about that, however, as Durno is a 28-year-old minor league journeyman. At best the nice AHL production gets him a spot on the third or fourth line.
Durno scored a respectable 49 points in 80 games in the AHL last year, but at 28 years old, he has yet to play a single game in the NHL. He has zero fantasy value at present.