The Carolina Hurricanes signed another one of their prospects today as they inked defenseman Dennis Robertson to a two-year entry level deal.
Robertson was acquired along with John-Michael Liles for Tim Gleason from the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 22-year-old just completed his fourth year at Brown and will join the Charlotte Checkers after being drafted in the sixth round of the 2011 Draft.
Robertson will earn $550,o00 in the NHL or $60,000 in the AHL next season. In 2015-16, he will see a modest NHL salary bump making $575,000.
However, I would be surprised if Robertson sees any time with the Hurricanes over the next two seasons. With veterans like Michal Jordan and Mark Flood in the organization, plus youngsters like Keegan Lowe and Danny Biegas, Robertson will be down the pecking order.
In 128 games with the Bears, Robertson recorded 70 points and according to Hockey’s Future can play at both ends of the ice and can play a mean game.
In his senior year, Robertson was the go-to d-man on the backend and while he won’t be in that role with the Checkers, the team will still benefit from a player that is used to the pressure of playing big minutes under the dependence of the rest of the team.
The Liles-Gleason trade was already seen as a positive one in Carolina, the signing of Robertson just adds to the positive side of the trade.