The Hurricanes added some depth to their defensive corps Sunday by inking Dan Renouf to one-year, two-way deal.
Renouf was not qualified by Detroit last week, making him an unrestricted free agent. The 24-year-old has logged two full pro seasons with the Grand Rapids Griffins, totaling 29 points (5g, 24a) and 183 penalty minutes in 146 games and helping the Griffins capture a Calder Cup in 2017. Renouf, a native of Ontario, also appeared in one NHL game for the Red Wings in 2016-17.
"Dan is a sturdy, reliable defenseman," said Hurricanes GM Don Waddell. "He'll be a steady presence on the blue line in our system."
Prior to signing an entry-level contract with Detroit, Renouf spent three seasons at the University of Maine where he logged 38 points (10g, 28a) in 111 games.