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De Haan Agrees To Terms

Defenseman signs one-year deal with Islanders

by New York Islanders PR NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with defenseman Calvin de Haan on a one-year contract.

de Haan, 26, established career highs in points (25), goals (5) and assists (20), while playing in all 82 games during his fourth full season with the Islanders. He finished second amongst Islanders defensemen in points and assists, while ranking fourth in the National Hockey League in blocked shots (190). At the completion of the NHL season, de Haan was selected as a member of Team Canada at the 2017 World Championships, winning a silver medal. 

"Calvin is a home-grown product of the organization and has developed into one of our top defenseman during his time with the organization," Islanders President and General Manager Garth Snow said. "He plays important minutes for our club and we're excited to have him back for one more year." 

The Islanders selected de Haan in the first round (12th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft. In 271 career NHL games, he's scored 69 points (11 goals, 58 assists). He's also recorded three assists in 16 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Prior to his professional career, de Haan played three seasons of junior hockey with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League, serving as captain in his third year. He was named to the 2008-09 OHL First All-Rookie team.

de Haan also played for his country at the 2010 and 2011 World Junior Championships, winning silver medals at both events.

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