Several players agreed to professional test contracts in the National Hockey League (NHL) on Friday. Such is the case of former Montreal Canadiens defender Nathan Beaulieu, who has been invited to a training camp with the Anaheim Ducks.
The 29-year-old Ontario has seen his career hit by frequent injuries since leaving the Champions League in 2017. Beaulieu has played more than 40 NHL games just once in the past five seasons.
In 2021-2022, the Canadian first-round pick (seventeenth overall) in 2011 had four assists in 24 games with the Winnipeg Jets. He was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in March, but did not play for the team.
Zach Aston-Reese will try to add some solidity to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Looking forward to seeing the excitement of his sixth season on the Bettman Tour, he finished the 15th season with 231 hits while scoring just 28 minutes from penalty kicks. He had five goals and 15 points in 69 games with the Penguins and the Ducks.
Calvin de Haan is back with the Hurricanes
Calvin de Haan will also be at the Carolina Hurricane Camp. The 31-year-old Ontario defender is trying to return to the club, who used his full independence in 2018 to join. It was traded less than a year later.
The New York Islanders struggled in the first round (12th place) in 2009 at 2021-22, scoring four goals and eight points in 69 games with the Chicago Blackhawks while scoring a -21 difference.
Defenseman Danny DeKeyser will try his luck with the Vancouver Canucks. At 32, he saw the end of a chapter of his career this summer, having played 547 games with the Detroit Red Wings.
Last season, he scored 11 assists in 59 matches.
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