Hurricanes sign defenceman Haydn Fleury to two-year, $2.6M contract

Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Haydn Fleury (4) has signed a new two-year contract. (David Becker/AP)

The Carolina Hurricanes have avoided arbitration with defenceman Haydn Fleury by agreeing to a two-year, $2.6-million contract.

Fleury, 24, was scheduled to have an arbitration hearing on Nov. 8.

Fleury appeared in 45 games with the Hurricanes last season, scoring four goals and 14 points. He was the seventh-overall pick by the Hurricanes in the 2014 NHL Draft and has appeared in 132 NHL games in his career.

"Haydn made a huge leap in his development last season and established himself as an everyday NHL defenseman," GM Don Waddell said in a statement. "He was very dependable late in the regular season and in the playoffs, and we look forward to him continuing his development into an elite NHL defenseman."

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