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Hurricanes re-sign McKeown

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The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed defenseman Roland McKeown to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2019-20 season.

McKeown, 23, notched career highs with 21 assists and 25 points in 70 regular-season AHL games with the Charlotte Checkers last season. He also finished fourth among all AHL defensemen with a plus-30 rating.

During the postseason, McKeown tallied three assists in 10 contests to help the Checkers win the Calder Cup.

McKeown has skated in 210 career AHL games with Charlotte, totaling 12 goals and 48 assists for 60 points with a cumulative plus-57 rating. Originally selected by Los Angeles in the second round of the 2014 NHL Draft, McKeown has three assists in 10 career NHL games.