Hurricanes sign D Anttoni Honka to 3-year deal

The Carolina Hurricanes signed Finnish defenseman Anttoni Honka to a three-year, entry-level deal Wednesday.

Honka, 21, will earn $750,000 at the NHL level in 2022-23 and $775,000 in the next two seasons. He will earn $80,000 at the AHL level for all three seasons and also receives a $210,000 signing bonus.

The Hurricanes selected Honka in the third round of the 2019 NHL Draft.

“Anttoni is a puck-moving, right-shot defenseman,” Carolina general manager Don Waddell said in a news release. “He has produced at a high level in Finland and we believe he will continue to grow in North America.”

Honka registered 37 points (six goals, 31 assists) in 57 games with JYP Jyvaskyla in the Finnish Liiga last season.