Flyers acquire Tony DeAngelo from Hurricanes, sign two-year extension

Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Tony DeAngelo (77) celebrates his goal after he scored against the Florida Panthers during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Raleigh, N.C. (Chris Seward/AP)

The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired defenceman Tony DeAngelo and pick No. 220 of the 2022 NHL Draft from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for pick No. 101, a third-round pick in 2023 and a second-round pick in 2024.

DeAngelo, who was a pending restricted free agent, is signing a two-year extension worth $5 million a season following the trade.

DeAngelo produced 10 goals and 41 assists with a plus-30 rating in 64 games with the Hurricanes last season.

Prior to joining the Hurricanes, DeAngelo played four seasons with the New York Rangers and one with Arizona Coyotes — where he began his NHL career.

In 2019-20, DeAngelo broke out with 15 goals and 38 assists in 68 games for the Rangers, but the following year he was at the centre of a lot of controversy on and off the ice, culminating in an altercation with then-teammate Alexandar Georgiev outside the locker room following an overtime loss. He was subsequently bought out by New York.

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