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Isles sign first-rounder Calvin de Haan

Saturday, 05.01.2010 / 7:30 PM / News

NHL.com

The New York Islanders have agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with defenseman Calvin de Haan, the No. 12 pick in last June's Entry Draft.

The Islanders traded up to take de Haan 11 picks after taking the defenseman's former Oshawa Generals teammate, John Tavares, with the No. 1 pick. De Haan dressed for three preseason games and scored a goal before he was returned to Oshawa for a second season in the Ontario Hockey League. The 18-year-old played in 34 games, scoring 5 goals and 19 assists for 24 points before suffering a shoulder injury that sidelined him for the remainder of the season. 

In 2008-09, his rookie season in the OHL, de Haan had 8 goals and 55 assists for 63 points in 68 games. 








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