Hurricanes ink Derek Stepan to 1-year deal

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The Carolina Hurricanes have signed free-agent center Derek Stepan to a one-year deal worth $1.35 million.

The 31-year-old recorded six points in 20 games with the Ottawa Senators this past season. His campaign was cut short after he underwent surgery to repair a dislocated shoulder in March. Stepan last saw game action Feb. 23.

The veteran two-way forward was drafted by the New York Rangers in the second round in 2008. He spent three seasons with the Arizona Coyotes before being traded to Ottawa in December.

Stepan has 485 points in 759 career games and has recorded six 50-plus-point seasons.

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