The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed defenseman Ron Hainsey to a three-year contract. Hainsey was eligible for UFA status in July.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Hainsey will earn $3 million for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons and $2.5 million in 2016-17.
The 33-year-old earned that contract. Though Hainsey’s not as effective a puck-moving defenseman anymore, he remains a solid defensive blueliner. He averaged over 21 minutes of ice time per game this season, was second in blocked shots and even-strength ice time and third in short-handed ice time.