On March 16th, 2017 the Carolina Hurricanes and CEM goalie Callum Booth agreed to a three year, entry-level contract.

The deal consists of an NHL level salary of $650,000 in the first two seasons, and $750,000 in the 3rd season. If Booth plays in the AHL, he will be paid $65,000 in the first two years and $67,500 in the 3rd year. Booth will also receive a signing bonus of $75,000 each year from the Hurricanes.

Booth, 20 years old on May 21st, 2017, was the 93rd selection in the 4th round of the 2015 NHL draft to the Hurricanes. Standing at 6’4” 200lbs, Booth is a promising goaltender who has proven that he is the real deal this season. Booth was one of the best goalies in the QMJHL during the 2016-17 season, recording a league’s best .911 save percentage, 2.59 GAA, and four shutouts. Booth also had 31 regular season wins, which was the highest among all goaltenders in the QMJHL.

Booth topped off his incredible 2016-17 regular season with a Presidents Cup championship. Booth put on a clinic in the playoffs, as he was the best goalie in the league recording a 1.67 GAA, .923 save percentage, and four shutouts. In 18 playoff games played, Booth only lost two games and won 16, as he was nearly impossible to beat.

Congratulations Callum, CEM can’t wait to see what you have in store for the future!