The Carolina Hurricanes have signed defenseman Calvin de Haan to a one-year contract, the club announced on Saturday.
De Haan’s new one-sided contract with Carolina carries an $850,000 cap in the National Hockey League. The 31-year-old defenseman had attended training camp for the Hurricanes during a professional tryout.
The 6’1″ left-handed defenseman from Carp, Ont., already spent the 2018-2019 season with the Hurricanes before being traded to the Chicago Blackhawks, with whom he played from 2019 to 2022.
de Haan scored one goal and 14 points with an average of 18:31 in 74 games for Carolina in 2018-19. Over the next three seasons, he had 24 points (six goals, 18 assists) and an average of 19:03 in 142 games.
Now signed through the end of the 2022-23 season, de Haan will look to carve out a role for himself as part of a Carolina defensive corps that also includes Jaccob Slavin, Brent Burns, Brady Skjei, Brett Pesce, Ethan Bear, Dylan Coghlan, and Jalen Chatfield.
Most recently, de Haan averaged 18:57 and had eight points (four goals, four assists) in 69 games for the Blackhawks in 2021-22. He now returns to the team he signed with as an unrestricted free agent after completing a six-year tenure with the New York Islanders to begin his NHL career.