Carolina Hurricanes Offseason Preview: Restricted Free Agents

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Brett Bellemore

Sep 21, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens left wing

Michael Bournival

(49) misses a chance to score a goal against Carolina Hurricanes goalie

Anton Khudobin

(31) as defenseman Brett Bellemore (73) defends during the third period at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

The Carolina Hurricanes have been relatively unsuccessful at drafting players late in the draft, but Brett Bellemore has proven to be an exception.

Brett Bellemore was a sixth round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. After years in the minors, Brett Bellemore has proven that he deserves to be in the NHL.

He is a good, young defensive defenseman that the Carolina Hurricanes have seen develop in front of them over the last years or so. He has proven that he can be relied on as a top-six defenseman and a penalty killer in a very short time.

Brett Bellemore has had a very good season with defenseman Ron Hainsey. Hainsey has done a great job helping Brett Bellemore turn into a very useful NHL defenseman.

I think the Carolina Hurricanes should bring back Brett Bellemore

Verdict: Re-Sign (1 year, $800k)