Hurricanes add defensive depth by signing Tennyson

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The Carolina Hurricanes added some blueline depth on Sunday by signing defenseman Matt Tennyson to a one-year, two-way deal.

Refreshingly, the Canes provided his contract details: Tennyson gets paid a rate of $675K at the NHL level and $275K when in the AHL.

The 26-year-old played in 29 games this past season after appearing in 27 in 2014-15. Tennyson saw a significant ice time drop when he did suit up for Peter DeBoer, so it seems like he fell out of favor with the San Jose Sharks.

The Hurricanes rightly consider him a depth addition.

“Matt gives us added depth on the blueline, as a right-shot defenseman who has proven he can play at the NHL level,” GM Ron Francis said.

Chances are, he’ll bounce between the AHL and NHL just like he did with the Sharks.

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