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Hurricanes, Aho have discussed contract extension

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The Carolina Hurricanes and forward Sebastian Aho have begun talks regarding a contract extension.

Aho is entering the final year of his entry-level deal and is hoping to sign long term, but for now, discussions appear to be in the infancy stages.

"We've been talking about something," Aho said, according to's Tom Gulitti. "But I've got nothing to say yet."

Aho made significant strides in his sophomore season, pacing the Hurricanes in both goals and points with 29 and 65, respectively. The 21-year-old is also coming off a stellar performance at the World Championship where he put up nine goals and 18 points in just eight games.

The Hurricanes finished last season 14 points outside the final wild-card spot in the East. Another stellar campaign for Aho is a must if they are to return to the postseason for the first time since 2008-09.

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