As expected, Duluth freshman defenseman Justin Faulk has signed a three-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes, giving up his final three years of college eligibility.
Faulk was the top defenseman for the Bulldogs, producing 33 points in 39 games. The South St. Paul product was a second-round pick of the Canes and is the second Duluth player to turn pro early this offseason. Mike Connolly signed with San Jose earlier this week.
Faulk is the sixth WCHA player to turn pro early so far this offseason.
Early signings in the WCHA
Matt Donovan, so, d, New York Islanders
Aaron Ness, jr, d, New York Islanders
Mike Connolly, jr, f, San Jose Sharks
Justin Faulk, fr, d, Carolina Hurricanes
St. Cloud State (1)
Oliver Lauridsen, jr, d, Philadelphia Flyers
Jake Gardiner, jr, d, Toronto Maple Leafs