RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed defenseman Calvin de Haan to a four-year, $18.2 million deal.
"Calvin is a solid, puck-moving defenseman who will bring a veteran presence to the blue line," said Waddell. "He is a strong two-way player who is capable of shutting down opponents' top lines, and he will help solidify the left side and upgrade our defense."
De Haan, 27, recorded 12 points (1g, 11a) in 33 games with the NY Islanders last season prior to missing the final 49 games of the season due to a shoulder injury. The 6'1", 198-pound defenseman set career highs in points (25), goals (5), assists (20) and games played (82) during the 2016-17 season and ranked fourth in the NHL in blocked shots (190). Since the 2013-14 season, de Haan leads Islanders defensemen in blocked shots (687), ranks second in plus/minus (25) and third in games played (303). In addition, he ranks tied for second in the NHL in blocked shots per game (2.3) since 2013-14 (min. 100 GP). The Carp, Ont., native was drafted by the Islanders in the first round, 12th overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft and has registered 81 points (12g, 69a) in 304 career NHL games with the Islanders.
De Haan has represented Canada in a number of international tournaments, winning silver with Canada at the 2017 IIHF World Championship. He also captured silver with Canada at the 2010 and 2011 World Junior Championship and served as an alternate captain for the team in 2011.