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Carolina re-signs Chelios, Brown

AHL: MAR 30 Charlotte Checkers at Cleveland Monsters

CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 30: Charlotte Checkers D Jake Chelios (27) during the first period of the AHL hockey game between the Charlotte Checkers and Cleveland Monsters on March 30, 2017, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH. Charlotte defeated Cleveland 4-1. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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The ‘Canes retained some organizational depth on Tuesday, agreeing to terms with defenseman Jake Chelios -- the son of Hockey Hall of Famer Chris Chelios -- and forward Patrick Brown.

Brown’s contract is a one-year, $650,000 extension, one that will pay $160,000 at the AHL level, with a guarantee of $190,000.

Brown, 25, split last season between Charlotte and Carolina, appearing in a career-high 14 contest with the ‘Canes. The Boston College product scored 12 goals and 28 points in 66 games with the Checkers.

Chelios, 26, has yet to make his NHL debut but is coming off a strong season with Charlotte. He served as an alternate captain and had a strong offensive campaign, with 32 points in 76 contests. That led all Checkers d-men in scoring, and he was the only player on the team to appear in every single game this season.

Like Brown, Chelios’ deal will pay $650,000 at the NHL level. It’s $85,000 at the AHL level.