Hurricanes ship DeAngelo to Flyers for draft picks

Posted: 09/07/2022 in NHL
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The Carolina Hurricanes traded defenseman Tony DeAngelo to the Philadelphia Flyers for a trio of draft picks, the teams announced.

The Canes will receive a 2024 second-round pick, a 2023 third-round pick, and a 2022 fourth-round pick. The Flyers are also getting a 2022 seventh-rounder.

Philadelphia is also signing DeAngelo, a restricted free agent, to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $5 million, according to LeBrun.

DeAngelo, 26, recorded 51 points in 64 games with the Canes last season – his lone campaign in Carolina. He’s regarded as a talented offensive defenseman, but he struggles defensively.

Before joining the Canes, DeAngelo spent the previous four seasons with the New York Rangers before they bought out his contract. DeAngelo was infamously involved in a skirmish with Rangers teammate Alexandar Georgiev in 2020-21 and was placed on waivers the next day.

DeAngelo now joins a Flyers blue line that projects as follows:

Ivan ProvorovRyan Ellis
Travis SanheimTony DeAngelo
Cam YorkRasmus Ristolainen

However, Ellis missed all but four games last season, and his status for 2022-23 is still in question.

The Hurricanes, meanwhile, will need reinforcements on their blue line. The team only has Jaccob SlavinBrett PesceBrady Skjei, and Jalen Chatfield signed for next season. Ethan Bear is an RFA, but his return isn’t guaranteed. Both Ian Cole and Brendan Smith are UFAs.

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