As the Checkers continue to solidify their blue line, the team has signed defenseman Dennis Robertson to an AHL deal.

The 27-year-old has spent at least part of each of his four pro seasons with the Checkers. A sixth-round pick by the Leafs in 2011, Robertson has logged 51 points (12g, 39a) and 208 penalty minutes in 227 career AHL games, all with Charlotte save for a 37-game stint with Rockford in the 2015-16 season before he was traded back to the Carolina organization.

Robertson enters the 2018-19 season tied for sixth among franchise defensemen in games played with the Checkers.