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Hurricanes Sign Zach Aston-Reese to PTO



Carolina Hurricanes, Zach Aston-Reese, NHL News

After signing forwards Kiefer Bellows and Jayden Halbgewachs to professional tryouts earlier this week, the Carolina Hurricanes have once again added to their training camp roster, signing forward Zach Aston-Reese to a PTO, according to Walt Ruff.

Aston-Reese spent the 2022-2023 campaign with Toronto, skating in a career-high 77 games while tallying a career-high 10 goals and four assists. The 29-year old has appeared in 307 career games, recording 42 goals and 38 assists across six different seasons.

Aston-Reese spent part of five seasons in Pittsburgh after signing as an undrafted free agent in 2017. He would finish the 2021-2022 campaign in Anaheim, where he saw action in 17 contests.

The former Penguin becomes the seventh Hurricane on a PTO heading into training camp, joining Bellows, Halbgewachs, Cory Conacher, Nathan Beaulieu, Nick Shore, and Brendan Perlini.

As a split-squad doubleheader on Sept. 29 awaits when Carolina faces off against both Florida and Tampa Bay in The Sunshine State, Aston-Reese helps them reach the 40-player minimum heading into training camp.

With an abundance of NHL experience, particularly on the fourth line, Aston-Reese is certainly a name to watch for heading into training camp.

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