After bringing him into their training camp on a professionaly tryout, the Hurricanes have signed Fredrik Claesson to a one-year, two-way contract for the upcoming season.

"Fredrik adds a veteran presence to our blue line," said Carolina President and GM Don Waddell in a team release. "This signing helps improve our defensive depth."

The 26-year-old defenseman was selected in the fifth round of the 2011 draft by Ottawa and has logged 150 career NHL games with the Senators and the New York Rangers over the last four seasons. Claesson also spent five seasons with the Binghamton Senators, putting up 70 points (13g, 57a) in 285 AHL games from 2012-17.

Prior to making the jump to North America, Claesson played two seasons in the top league of his home country of Sweden for Djurgardens and recorded nine points (3g, 6a) in 82 games.
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Director of Communications Nicholas Niedzielski joined the Checkers in the summer of 2014. A Texas native, he previously worked for the AHL's Texas Stars.