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Nedeljkovic, Hurricanes agree to two-year contract

The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic to a two-year contract.

The contract is a two-way deal in 2019-20 and a one-way deal in 2020-21.

With the Charlotte Checkers in 2018-19, Nedeljkovic won the Aldege “Baz” Bastien Memorial Award as the AHL’s most outstanding goaltender in 2018-19, going 34-9-5 with a 2.26 goals-against average, a .916 save percentage and four shutouts. He led the AHL in victories, GAA and minutes played (2,917).

Nedeljkovic was also 10-4 in 15 postseason appearances with a 2.34 GAA, a .916 save percentage and one shutout, helping the Checkers to the Calder Cup championship.

A 23-year-old native of Parma, Ohio, Nedeljkovic made his first career NHL start on Jan. 23, recording 24 saves in Carolina’s 5-2 win at Vancouver.

In 125 career appearances in the AHL, Nedeljkovic owns a record of 73-35-9 with a 2.59 GAA, a .904 save percentage and 10 shutouts.

Nedeljkovic was drafted by the Hurricanes in the second round, 37th overall, of the 2014 NHL Draft.