Another Swedish League standout signed: Canes ink Derek Ryan

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Much like the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Carolina Hurricanes decided to bolster their depth with a Swedish Hockey League signing on Monday, adding forward Derek Ryan.

The Canes didn’t share financial details, but it’s a one-year, two-way contract. That obviously gives Carolina some flexibility with the 28-year-old in case he doesn’t pan out at the NHL level.

Ryan topped all Swedish Hockey League scorers in assists (45) and points (60) while winning MVP honors in 2014-15. He is actually a native of Spokane, Washington, but he plied his trade overseas first in Austria back in 2011-12. Last season represented his first year in Sweden.