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Hurricanes sign de Haan to 1-year, $850K contract

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Calvin de Haan is officially back for a second stint in Raleigh.

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed the veteran defenseman to a one-year, $850,000 contract, the team announced Saturday.

De Haan has been on a professional tryout with the club throughout training camp.

The 31-year-old spent last season with the Chicago Blackhawks, recording four goals and four assists in 69 games. He's better known for his defensive abilities:

De Haan spent the 2018-19 campaign with Carolina, tallying a goal and 13 assists in 74 games. He's registered 119 points in 520 contests over 10 NHL seasons between the Hurricanes, Blackhawks, and New York Islanders.

The 2009 12th overall pick could enter the season as Carolina's third-pairing left-side defenseman behind Jaccob Slavin and Brady Skjei. Alternatively, a right-handed blue-liner such as Ethan Bear or Dylan Coghlan could move to the left side, relegating de Haan to a No. 7 role.

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