Islanders re-sign D de Haan

Aug 2, 2017 - 3:46 PM The New York Islanders agreed to terms with defenseman Calvin de Haan on a one-year contract Wednesday to avoid salary arbitration.

De Haan's three-year, $5.9 million contract expired July 1, making him a restricted free agent.

De Haan, 26, established career highs in points (25), goals (five) and assists (20), while playing in all 82 games during his fourth full season with the Islanders. He ranked fourth in the NHL in blocked shots (190).

At the completion of the season, de Haan was selected as a member of Team Canada at the 2017 World Championships, winning a silver medal.

"Calvin is a home-grown product of the organization and has developed into one of our top defenseman during his time with the organization," Islanders president and general manager Garth Snow said in a statement. "He plays important minutes for our club and we're excited to have him back for one more years."

The Islanders selected de Haan in the first round (12th overall) of the 2009 NHL draft. In 271 career NHL games, he has 69 points (11 goals, 58 assists). He also has three assists in 16 Stanley Cup playoff games.

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