"It looks like we are going to be able to get Jeff Skinner tied up for a number of years," Rutherford stated on Twitter. "Exciting news for our franchise."
According to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, also reporting via Twitter, Skinner's new deal is believed to be a six-year deal worth $5.725 million per season.
In 64 games with the Hurricanes last season, Skinner registered 20 goals and 24 assists for 44 points.
The Toronto native was drafted seventh-overall by the Canes in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.