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Hurricanes sign defensemen Flood, Corrente

The Carolina Hurricanes, NHL affiliate of the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers, announced today that the team has agreed to terms with defensemen Mark Flood and Matthew Corrente on one-year, two-way contracts.

Flood, 28, played for Yaroslavl Lokomotiv (KHL) in 2012-13, earning six points (one goal, five assists) and 25 penalty minutes in 52 regular-season games.

The Charlottetown, P.E.I., native has played 317 games in the AHL with St. John’s, Manitoba, Bridgeport, Albany and Syracuse, registering 43 goals and 103 assists for 146 points. He set career highs with Manitoba in 2010-11 with 11 goals, 29 assists and 40 points. Flood has also tallied eight assists in 19 career Calder Cup Playoff games.

Drafted by Montreal in 2003, Flood has recorded three goals and five assists for eight points in 39 NHL games with Winnipeg and the N.Y. Islanders.

Corrente, 25, appeared in 11 games with Albany (AHL) last season, earning two assists and totaling 32 penalty minutes, but missed the majority of the season due to a shoulder injury.

The Mississauga, Ont., native was a first-round selection (30th overall) of the New Jersey Devils in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, and has played 34 career NHL games with New Jersey, totaling six assists and 68 penalty minutes.

Corrente has totaled 13 goals and 36 assists (49 points) and 350 penalty minutes in 163 career AHL games with Lowell and Albany.