Hurricanes Agree To Terms With Zepp

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with goaltender Rob Zepp, who helped the Florida Everblades capture their first Easter Conference Championship and advance to the 2004 Kelly Cup Finals.

“Rob is a good young goaltender who brings depth to our system,” said Jason Karmanos, vice president and assistant general manager of the Hurricanes. “He was a big part of the Everblades Eastern Conference Championship and run to the Kelly Cup Finals.”

In his first professional postseason appearance, he tied for second with eight wins while ranking fourth in saves (316) and minutes (683) in the Kelly Cup Playoffs. The 22-year-old was 8-3 with a goals- against average of 2.72 in 12 postseason games.

Selected in the fourth round (110th overall) by Carolina in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, the 6-1 and 190-pound Zepp was 14-13-7 with a goals against average of 2.95 in 35 regular season games while also appearing in two games with Lowell of the American Hockey League.

In three seasons with the Everblades, Zepp is 40-31-16 with a goals against average of 2.95 in 89 regular season games.