– Ron Francis
, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired defenseman Dennis Robertson from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for goaltender Drew MacIntyre
Robertson, 24, is in his second full professional season, notching five points (2g, 3a) in 37 games with Chicago’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs. The Fort St. John, BC, native was originally selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the sixth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, but 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, and totaled 17 points (3g, 14a) and 70 penalty minutes in his first professional season with the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers in 2014-15. The Hurricanes traded Robertson 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.
Robertson (6’1”, 215 lbs.) scored 70 points (17g, 53a) in 128 career collegiate games and led Brown defensemen in scoring all four seasons, serving as team captain during his junior and senior years. He earned first-team, All-Ivy honors in 2012-13 and 2013-14.