The Hurricanes locked up one of their remaining restricted free agents Wednesday, signing Roland McKeown to a one-year, two-way deal.
McKeown, 23, set career highs with 21 assists and 25 points last season, the latter of which ranked third among team blue liners, and led the team with a +30 rating – the third best single-season plus-minus rating in franchise history. He also added three assists in 10 playoff games as a member of Charlotte’s Calder Cup-winning club.
Originally a second-round pick by Los Angeles in 2014, McKeown has logged 60 points (12g, 48a), 108 penalty minutes and a +57 rating over 210 games for Charlotte over his three-year pro career. The Ontario native has also appeared in 10 NHL games, all during the 2017-18 season.