Report: Hurricanes' DeAngelo on trade block
It appears Tony DeAngelo's second stint in Raleigh could be short-lived.
The Carolina Hurricanes have been shopping the 28-year-old defenseman for over a month, The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun reports.
DeAngelo signed a one-year, $1.675-million deal with the Hurricanes as a free agent in the summer. He enjoyed a career year with Carolina in 2021-22, racking up 51 points in 64 games, but was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers the following summer. The Flyers bought out the final year of his contract after a poor campaign, making him a free agent.
The 2023-24 season hasn't been kind to DeAngelo. He's failed to carve out a consistent role on Carolina's deep blue line, as he's averaging a career-low 16:11 per contest and has frequently been a healthy scratch. DeAngelo's tallied one goal and six assists in 16 games.
The Hurricanes have five defensemen carrying a $4-million cap hit or greater, leaving only one spot up for grabs most nights. DeAngelo has proven to be a defensive liability, while his main competition for the No. 6 defenseman role, Jalen Chatfield, has been solid. Here's a look at their on-ice five-on-five numbers this season, per Natural Stat Trick.
The Tampa Bay Lightning drafted DeAngelo in the first round in 2014. He's tallied 206 points in 356 career games between the Arizona Coyotes, New York Rangers, Hurricanes, and Flyers.