Hurricanes sign 1st-round pick Necas

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David Banks / USA Today Sports

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed 2017 first-round pick Martin Necas to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Friday.

The Hurricanes selected Necas with the 12th overall pick in this year's draft.

The center appeared in 41 games last season with Kometa Brno of the Czech Extraliga, netting seven goals and eight assists.

Necas also skated in five games with the Czech Republic at the world juniors, where he recorded a goal and two assists.