– Ron Francis
, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Dennis Robertson
on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Robertson $650,000 at the NHL level, or $75,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level in 2016-17.
Robertson, 25, split the 2015-16 season between Chicago’s AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, and Carolina’s AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, notching two goals, earning seven assists (9 points) and posting a plus-15 plus/minus rating in 58 AHL regular-season games. Prior to the season, the Hurricanes traded Robertson (6’1”, 215 lbs.) to Chicago on Sept. 11, 2015, along with Jake Massie and a fifth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft in exchange for Kris Versteeg, Joakim Nordstrom and a third-round pick in 2017. He was reacquired by Carolina at the NHL trading deadline on Feb. 29, in exchange for goaltender Drew MacIntyre.
Originally selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the sixth round (173rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, the Fort St. John, BC, native was acquired by Carolina on Jan. 1, 2014, along with John-Michael Liles, in exchange for Tim Gleason. He signed an entry-level contract with the Hurricanes after completing a four-year collegiate career at Brown University in 2014. He has scored five goals, earned 21 assists (26 points) and accumulated 104 penalty minutes in 116 career AHL regular-season games with Rockford and Charlotte.