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Canes Agree to Terms with Dennis Robertson

Defenseman recently completed four-year career at Brown University

Thursday, 03.20.2014 / 9:50 AM ET / News
By Ken Preston
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Canes Agree to Terms with Dennis Robertson
The defenseman recently completed his four-year career at Brown University.
RALEIGH, NCRon Francis, Vice President of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Dennis Robertson on a two-year, entry-level contract. In the first year, the deal will pay Robertson $550,000 at the NHL level, or $60,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level. In the second year, he will earn $575,000 in the NHL, or $60,000 in the AHL, and the deal pays Robertson a $120,000 signing bonus. He will join Carolina’s AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, for the remainder of the 2013-14 season.

“Dennis had a very good collegiate career at Brown, and was consistently recognized for his play and leadership,” said Francis. “We are excited to see him begin his professional career.”

Robertson, 22, recently completed his senior season at Brown University, and was named First-Team All-Ivy and was a finalist for ECAC Best Defensive Defenseman. He served his second consecutive season as the team’s captain, and led all Bears skaters with a plus-11 plus/minus rating, 78 penalty minutes, five power-play goals and 56 blocked shots. The Fort St. John, BC, native also led team blueliners and ranked fourth on the team in scoring with 17 points (6g, 11a) while playing in 30 of Brown’s 31 games.

Following his freshman season of 2010-11, Robertson (6’1”, 215 lbs.) was named ECAC All-Rookie and Second-Team All-Ivy, the latter of which he repeated in 2011-12. After a junior season that saw him serve as Brown’s captain and lead the team in assists (17) and blocked shots (65), he was named First-Team All-Ivy. Robertson completed his four-year collegiate career with 17 goals, 53 assists (70 points), 12 power-play goals, 210 blocked shots and 267 penalty minutes in 128 games at Brown. The Hurricanes acquired Robertson from Toronto on Jan. 1, 2014, along with John-Michael Liles in exchange for Tim Gleason. The Maple Leafs drafted Robertson in the sixth round, 173rd overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72