McBain re-signs with Hurricanes.

Raleigh News & Observer reports the Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed defenseman Jamie McBain to a two-year, $3.6 million contract extension, breaking down as $1.7 million for 2012-13 and $1.9 million for 2013-14, with an average annual cap hit of $1.8 million. The 24-year-old McBain led all Hurricanes blueliners in points last season with 27.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Good, affordable re-signing of a promising young defenseman by the Hurricanes, pushing their payroll for next season to over $45 million committed to 19 players