RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk on a two-year, $4.6 million contract. The deal will pay van Riemsdyk $2.1 million in 2018-19 and $2.5 million in 2019-20.
"Trevor was a steady presence on our blue line last season," said Waddell. "He's shown progression each year of his NHL career, and is a well-liked player in our locker room."
During his fourth NHL season in 2017-18, van Riemsdyk led all Hurricanes skaters in plus/minus (+9) and ranked second among Carolina blueliners in blocked shots (113). The Middletown, NJ, native established a new career high in assists (13) and matched his career high in points (16). He was acquired by the Hurricanes from the Vegas Golden Knights on June 22, 2017, one day after being selected by the Golden Knights in the 2017 Expansion Draft. The 6'2", 188-pound defenseman made his Hurricanes debut on Oct. 7, 2017 and played his 200th career NHL game on Jan. 14.
Originally signed by the Chicago Blackhawks as an undrafted free agent out of the University of New Hampshire in 2014, van Riemsdyk has totaled 47 points (11g, 36a) and 82 penalty minutes in 237 career NHL games with Chicago and Carolina. He has one goal in 15 career playoff games and was a member of the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup Championship team in 2015.