United States

Hurricanes make it official, match Aho offer sheet

Sebastian Aho will not become a Montreal Canadien. In one of hockey’s worst kept secrets over the past week, the Carolina Hurricanes officially matched an offer sheet for their superstar forward on Sunday after Canadiens threw a wrench into the mix last week when they put forth an offer sheet for Aho’s services. The deal came in right under the third tier threshold — an annual average value of $8.45 million or some $871 under the limit — meaning that if Hurricanes would have agreed to let Aho go, they’d received a first, second and third-round pick in 2020 from the Canadiens as compensation. The offer sheet also meant that Aho agreed to the terms of the contract, including the money. For that price — given than some had Ah ...