RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has claimed defenseman Klas Dahlbeck (KLAHS DAHL-behk) on waivers from Arizona.
"Klas is a big, left-shot defenseman who was a steady presence on the blue line last season for Arizona," said Francis. "We wanted to take advantage of this opportunity to add to our organization's depth on defense."
Dahlbeck, 25, skated in 71 games with the Arizona Coyotes in 2015-16, scoring two goals, earning six assists (8 points) and averaging 15:43 of ice time per game. It marked the first full NHL campaign for Dahlbeck (6'3", 207 lbs.), who began playing professionally in North America in 2012 with the American Hockey League's (AHL) Rockford IceHogs. The Katrineholm, Sweden, native made his NHL debut with Chicago on Dec. 6, 2014, and was traded to Arizona on Feb. 28, 2015. He has scored three goals and earned nine assists (12 points) in 94 career NHL regular-season games with the Blackhawks and the Coyotes. The Blackhawks drafted Dahlbeck in the third round, 79th overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.