Hurricanes, C Jay McClement agree to 2-year contract extension worth $2.4 million

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RALEIGH, North Carolina — Jay McClement has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Under terms of the extension announced Sunday, McClement will make $1.3 million next season and $1.1 million in 2016-17.

The 31-year-old center had two goals in a 5-3 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday and has six goals and 12 assists for the season. He also plays a key role on a penalty-kill unit that has a league-best 88.2 percent success rate.

He signed a free-agent deal with Carolina over the summer.

General manager Ron Francis calls McClement "a valuable veteran leader" and says it was "important for us to keep him in Raleigh."

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