The Carolina Hurricanes have signed former Washington Capitals winger Alexander Semin to a one-year, $7 million contract.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Not a surprise the Hurricanes signed Semin, as GM Jim Rutherford had expressed interest in the former Capital for several weeks, and the length of the deal is as expected. The only surprise is the dollars, but the Hurricanes did have the money to spend, and wanted to bring in a scoring winger this summer. If Semin can regain his 40-goal touch with the Hurricanes, this could turn into a worthwhile investment for the Hurricanes, and perhaps could result in Semin staying in Carolina beyond this season. If it doesn’t pan out, at least the ‘Canes are only committed to him for one season.