Carolina Hurricanes re-sign D Haydn Fleury to 1-year deal

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed defenseman Haydn Fleury to a one-year contract worth $850,000.

The team announced the deal Tuesday. The 23-year-old skated in 20 regular-season games with the Hurricanes along with nine playoff games last season. He also saw significant action with the Charlotte Checkers in the American Hockey League.

Carolina took Fleury with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2014 draft. Team president and general manager Don Waddell says the team is encouraged by Fleury’s development and hopes he will become “a fixture in our lineup.”

The 6-foot-3, 208-pound defenseman has nine assists in 87 NHL regular-season games for his career.