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 Dennis Robertson on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Robertson $650,000 on the NHL level or $100,000 on the American Hockey League (AHL) level in 2017-18.
Robertson, 26, totaled 16 points (6g, 10a) and 52 penalty minutes in 65 regular-season games for the Charlotte Checkers (AHL) in 2016-17. The Fort St. John, BC, native ranked tied for third among Charlotte blueliners in plus/minus (+7) during the regular season. He was tied for first among club defensemen in scoring during the Calder Cup playoffs, earning three points (1g, 2a) in five postseason contests.
Originally selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the sixth round (173rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Robertson was originally acquired by Carolina on Jan. 1, 2014, along with John-Michael Liles, in exchange for Tim Gleason. He has scored 11 goals, earned 31 assists (42 points) and accumulated 156 penalty minutes in 181 career AHL regular-season games with Rockford and Charlotte.