Carolina Hurricanes sign D Haydn Fleury to 2-year contract

NHL Hockey

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)The Carolina Hurricanes have signed defenseman Haydn Fleury to a two-year contract.

The team announced the deal Tuesday night, saying the restricted free agent’s deal had an average annual value of $1.3 million.

In a statement, team president and general manager Don Waddell said Fleury made ”a huge leap in his development” last season and became a dependable contributor both late in the regular season as well as the playoffs.

Fleury had four goals and 10 assists in 45 games. He was a first-round pick by the Hurricanes in the 2014 draft at seventh overall.

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