Hurricanes sign LaRose to two-year, $3.4 million deal

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - The Carolina Hurricanes agreed to a two-year contract worth $3.4 million for right wing right wing Chad LaRose, the team said on Wednesday.

LaRose, who had a career-high 31 points last season, will make $1.5 million for the 2011-12 NHL season and $1.9 million in 2012-13, the Hurricanes said in a statement.

The 29-year-old, who has played for Carolina in each of his six NHL seasons, ranked sixth on the team with 16 goals last season while playing in all 82 games.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Raleigh; Editing by Frank Pingue)