The Hurricanes added some depth to their blue line by signing Alex Lintuniemi to a one-year, two-way deal.
The 23-year-old recently wrapped up his fourth full pro season, posting 25 points in 67 games for the Ontario Reign and leading all team blue liners with 23 assists, both of which were career highs.
Over his career, Lintuniemi – a second-round pick by Los Angeles in 2014 – has recorded 60 points (8g, 52a) in 176 AHL games with Ontario and Manchester, as well as 18 points (1g, 17a) in the ECHL.
Prior to turning pro, the six-foot-three Lintuniemi played two OHL seasons with the Ottawa 67’s, putting up 57 points (11g, 46a) in 126 games. A native of Finland, he also represented his home country at the 2015 World Junior Championship, skating alongside Carolina’s Sebastian Aho.