Kraken sign defenceman Cale Fleury to one-year, two-way deal

Ottawa Senator left wing Anthony Duclair (10) gets his stick up high under the chin of Montreal Canadiens defenceman Cale Fleury (83) during first period of pre-season NHL hockey action in Ottawa on Saturday, September 21, 2019. (Fred Chartrand/CP)

The Seattle Kraken have agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with defenceman Cale Fleury, the team announced Friday.

Fleury was acquired by Seattle from the Montreal Canadiens in the expansion draft. The 23-year-old joins his brother Haydn, who was taken from the Carolina Hurricanes.

“Cale is a smooth skater that has shown even at his young age to be a responsible defender that can play reliable minutes,” Kraken general manager Ron Francis said in a statement. “We like his mix of physicality and puck-moving skills and are excited to see him develop with our organization.”

Fleury is not waiver-exempt, which means he would have to clear waivers in order to be assigned to the AHL. The Carlyle, Sask., native was originally drafted by the Canadiens in the third round of the 2017 NHL Draft.

The defender has one goal in 41 career NHL games along with 34 points in 96 career games in the AHL with the Laval Rocket.

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