After a brief stint with the Montreal Canadiens, defender William Lagesson will continue his career with the Carolina Hurricanes.
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On Monday, the Raleigh-based club announced the 26-year-old has signed a one-year, two-way deal. The Swede will receive $750,000 if he plays in the National Hockey League (NHL).
"Lagesson adds strength and a physical presence to our blue line," Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell said in a statement. He has several games in the NHL and in the American League behind the tie and adds experience to our defensive unit.
In 2021-2022, Lagesson played 33 games on the Bettman circuit, including three in a Habs uniform. The Canadiens had acquired him in March 2022 in the trade that brought Brett Kulak to the Edmonton Oilers.
The guard has 60 NHL games and seven assists. He was a fourth-round pick (91st overall) of the Oilers in the 2014 draft.