In case you missed it, the Carolina Hurricanes dipped into the free agency pool once again, this time bringing a familiar face back to Raleigh. Defenseman Tony DeAngelo signed a one-year, $1.675 million contract to remain in the Metropolitan Division.
His move to Carolina could potentially give Pittsburgh an even bigger leg up in the pursuit of San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson, as the Canes bettered their blue line without having to create cap space.
After a 19-year career with the Boston Bruins, center Patrice Bergeron is sailing into the sunset, he announced on Tuesday.
“It is with a full heart and a lot of gratitude that today I am announcing my retirement as a professional hockey player,” Bergeron said in his piece on NHL.com.
The recently-turned 38-year old appeared in 1,294 games in the NHL, netting 427 goals and recording 613 assists. Bergeron earned three all-star nods and was a member of the 2011 Stanley Cup team in Boston.
He also was awarded the Selke Trophy, which is given to the NHL’s best defensive forward, six times in his career.
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