RALEIGH, NC - 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 Klas Dahlbeck (KLAHS DAHL-behk) on a one-year contract. The deal will pay Dahlbeck $850,000 for the 2017-18 season.
Dahlbeck, 25, skated in 43 games with the Hurricanes in 2016-17, scoring two goals and earning four assists (6 points), while averaging 13:53 of ice time per game. The Katrineholm, Sweden, native also played in six games with the American Hockey League's (AHL) Charlotte Checkers last season during a December conditioning stint. Dahlbeck (6'3", 207 lbs.) has played in 137 career NHL games with Chicago, Arizona and Carolina since making his NHL debut with the Blackhawks on Dec. 6, 2014. Dahlbeck was drafted by Chicago in the third round, 79th overall, of the 2011 NHL Draft, and the Hurricanes claimed him on waivers from Arizona on Oct. 11, 2016.