Raleigh, NC (NNCNOW.com) --- Former University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) defenseman Justin Faulk has signed a six-year, $29 million contract extension with the Carolina Hurricanes; the team announced on Monday morning.
Faulk, who played just one season with the Bulldogs, was a part of the 2010-11 UMD team that won a national championship. The 22-year-old also played in last month's Sochi Olympics as a part of Team USA.
Under his new terms, Faulk will earn $2.5 million in 2014-15, $3.5 million in 2015-16, $5.5 million in 2016-17 and 2017-18, and $6 million in 2018-19 and 2019-20, the team announced.
In his third season with the Hurricanes, Faulk has three goals and 21 assists in 65 games.