NHL Free Agency Grades 2014: Carolina Hurricanes Free Agent Signings

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C/LW. Colorado Avalanche (2013-2014). Brad Malone. 1. player. 103. <strong>2013-2014 Regular Season Stats: </strong>32 games played, 3 goals, 2 assists, 5 points, -4, 23 PIM<br /> <strong>Term: </strong>2 years, $1.3 million

The Carolina Hurricanes started their free agent signings with the addition of former Colorado Avalanche forward Brad Malone.

Coming off his 3rd full season in the Colorado Avalanche organization, Brad Malone put up career highs in games played, goals, assists, points, and penalty minutes. He also suited up in 6 of Colorado’s 7 playoff games.

At 6’2″, 207 lbs, Brad Malone brings a big, physical presence to the Carolina Hurricanes’ bottom-six.

Brad Malone will be brought in as a fourth liner for the Carolina Hurricanes who could see time with the Charlotte Checkers in the AHL.

It was believed that he would be the Carolina Hurricanes’ fourth-line center before the team brought in Jay McClement, a player that is much better suited for that role.

This was a good depth signing for the Carolina Hurricanes, but it will be nothing more than that.

Grade: B-