Hurricanes Sign Defenseman Tony DeAngelo

The defenseman, who was bought out over the weekend by the New York Rangers, will join the Hurricanes on a one-year deal.
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Now this one is interesting.

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed defenseman Tony DeAngelo to a one-year deal worth $1 million.

The news comes just days after the Rangers bought out the remainder of DeAngelo's contract, a deal that held a $4.8 million cap hit.

The 25-year-old missed most of the season after a reported altercation with goaltender Alexandar Georgiev at the end of January.

DeAngelo was waived by the Rangers and went unclaimed by the rest of the league. DeAngelo had been at the center of attention after sharing his political views ahead of the 2020 presidential election and has a rough past with former teammates.

On the ice, DeAngelo is a season removed from a 53-point campaign as one of the better offensive defenders in the league, but many argued that his past makes him a challenging fit in the NHL.

Now, we'll see how he fits in with the Hurricanes.

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