The Carolina Hurricanes announced Thursday the signing of defenseman Michal Jordan to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Jordan $550,000 on the NHL level, or $200,000 on the American Hockey League level, with a guarantee of $225,000.

Jordan, 23, completed his fourth season in 2013-14 by leading all Charlotte Checkers defensemen with 21 assists. The Zlin, Czech Republic, native played in 70 of Charlotte's 76 games last season, and ranked second among team defensemen with 25 points.

Carolina drafted Jordan in the fourth round, 105th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft. The 6-foot-1, 196-pound Jordan has compiled 18 goals and 63 assists in 267 career AHL regular-season games with Charlotte.

He made his NHL debut during the 2012-13 season, playing in five games with the Hurricanes.