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Carolina Signs Defenseman De Haan To 4-Year, $18.2M Deal

De Haan, 27, recorded 12 points in 33 games with the NY Islanders last season prior to missing the final 49 games of the season due to a shoulder injury.
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Nov 25, 2017; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; New York Islanders defenseman Calvin de Haan (44) skates with the puck in the third period against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Hurricanes have signed free-agent defenseman Calvin de Haan to a four-year contract.

General manager Don Waddell said Tuesday night that the deal is worth a total of $18.2 million.

De Haan had a goal and 11 assists in 33 games with the New York Islanders last season but missed the final 49 games with a shoulder injury. A year earlier, he set career highs with 25 points, five goals and 20 assists while playing all 82 games.

The 27-year-old was a first-round draft pick in 2009 and is the second notable defensive acquisition this offseason for Carolina, which picked up defenseman Dougie Hamilton in a five-player trade with Calgary.

Waddell calls de Haan "a strong two-day player" who "will help solidify the left side and upgrade our defense."