The Carolina Hurricanes and goaltender Dan Ellis agreed to terms on a one-year contract Sunday.

The team announced the signing hours after trading netminder Brian Boucher to the Philadelphia Flyers.

"Dan is an experienced netminder who has had good years in the NHL, and played well for Charlotte this season," said Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford. "We feel it is important to have a veteran goalie to partner with Cam (Ward) during the compressed season."

Ellis compiled a 2.46 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage in 18 games with the Charlotte Checkers, the Hurricanes' AHL affiliate.