Hurricanes' Brett Pesce: Commands long-term extension

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Pesce agreed to a six-year, $24.15 million contract extension with the Hurricanes on Tuesday.

Analysis:

Lauded for his two-way game, Pesce added 20 points last season while he and defensive partner Jaccob Slavin posted twin (and franchise-best) plus-23 ratings. Still, even with the impressive display of a 200-foot-game among those top-pairing blueliners, Carolina finished with a minus-21 goal differential in 2016-17 -- suggesting that there's still room for growth. As a result, Pesce makes for a rather sneaky selection in fantasy drafts ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.