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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.

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Tony DeAngelo will miss about a month with an injury to his midsection, head coach Rod Brind’Amour said Thursday, according to Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer.

DeAngelo’s first season with the Canes has been a successful one. He’s recorded 40 points in 43 games – tied for third-most on the team and tied for eight-most among NHL defensemen.

The 26-year-old has been playing on the top pair with Jaccob Slavin. Here’s how the defense looks with DeAngelo sidelined:

Jaccob SlavinBrett Pesce
Brady SkjeiJalen Chatfield
Ian ColeEthan Bear

DeAngelo signed a one-year, $1-million contract with Carolina in the offseason after he was bought out by the New York Rangers.

The Carolina Hurricanes are signing unrestricted free-agent defenseman Tony DeAngelo to a one-year contract worth $1 million, the team announced Wednesday.

“Tony is a smooth-skating, puck-moving defenseman,” said general manager Don Waddell. “We’ve done a lot of background work on this player and we are confident that he can be a positive addition to our group.”

The New York Rangers bought out DeAngelo’s previous contract last week. He saw his 2020-21 season cut short significantly after he reportedly got into an altercation with former teammate Alexandar Georgiev following a loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in January.

New York scratched DeAngelo multiple times due to poor performance before the reported altercation with Georgiev. Former Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton said DeAngelo wasn’t able to move past being scratched and that the blue-liner was already on thin ice with the organization before the reported incident.

DeAngelo has caused controversy throughout much of his hockey career. He was suspended twice for violating the OHL’s harassment, abuse, and diversity policy during his junior days with the Sarnia Sting and was in one instance accused of using an offensive slur against a teammate.

The 25-year-old has also been scrutinized for his social media presence. DeAngelo has tweeted about COVID-19 being a hoax and the U.S. presidential election being rigged, but the Rangers said his online activity wasn’t a factor in his dismissal from the club.

Selected 19th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2014, DeAngelo has notched 106 points in 206 NHL games.

The six-month saga between the New York Rangers and defenseman Tony DeAngelo is seemingly coming to an end. New York has placed the 25-year-old on unconditional waivers to begin buying out his contract, according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston.

DeAngelo will become an unrestricted free agent once he passes through waivers and the buyout is executed, as the Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli noted.

The process would go as follows for DeAngelo, per CapFriendly.


In February, former general manager Jeff Gorton announced the New Jersey native had played his last game as a Ranger.

The tumultuous situation came to a head due to a skirmish between DeAngelo and goaltender Alexandar Georgiev following the club’s January 30 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The franchise placed DeAngelo on waivers the following day.

The blue-liner went unclaimed and didn’t suit up for another NHL contest in the 2020-21 season.

The Montreal Canadiens were apparently interested in him in April, but he didn’t accept. DeAngelo also reportedly rejected New York’s offer to mutually terminate his contract – which would have allowed him to sign elsewhere as a free agent – opting to be bought out this summer instead.

The Rangers signed DeAngelo to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $4.8 million beginning in the 2020-21 campaign. DeAngelo spent four seasons in the Big Apple.