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Hurricanes agree to entry-level deals with Cotton brothers

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to entry-level contracts with brothers David and Jason Cotton.

The team announced deals Tuesday with the forwards, who closed college careers this season.

David Cotton, 22, has a two-year contract paying $700,000 in 2020-21 and $832,500 in 2021-22 at the NHL level. The deal will pay $70,000 at the American Hockey League level in both seasons. There's also a $185,000 signing bonus. Carolina selected him in the sixth round of the 2015 draft, but he went on to play four seasons at Boston College.

Jason Cotton, 25, received a one-year contract that will pay $700,000 at the NHL level and $50,000 at the AHL level next season. There's also a $25,000 signing bonus. He had started his college career at Northeastern before spending three years at Sacred Heart.