Islanders avoid arbitration, sign Calvin de Haan to one-year deal

New York Islanders defenceman Calvin de Haan. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

The New York Islanders have signed defenceman Calvin de Haan to a one-year contract worth $3.3 million.

De Haan had five goals and 20 assists this past season, both career highs, and was headed for arbitration as a restricted free agent.

The 26-year-old will see his role with the Islanders rise this season, with Travis Hamonic having been traded to Calgary.

He won a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2017 world championships back in May.

The Ottawa native was a first-round pick of the Islanders (12th overall) in 2009.

“Calvin is a home-grown product of the organization and has developed into one of our top defencemen during his time with the organization,” Islanders general manager Garth Snow said in a release. “He plays important minutes for our club and we’re excited to have him back for one more year.”

August 2, 2017

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Calvin de Haan
Defence
AGE: 27
LENGTH:
1 Year
CONTRACT TYPE:
Re-signing
SALARY CAP HIT:
$3.3 million
TOTAL:
$3.3 million

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