RALEIGH, N.C. - The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to a US$1.4-million, two-year contract with defenceman Jay Harrison.

Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford announced Thursday that Harrison will earn $650,000 next season and $750,000 in 2012-2013.

The 28-year-old Harrison played 72 games last season, with three goals, seven assists and 10 points. He was chosen by Toronto in the third round of the 2001 draft and signed with the Hurricanes as a free agent in July 2009.