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Calvin de Haan (born May 9, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected 12th overall by the New York Islanders at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He played five seasons with the Islanders before signing with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2018.

Calvin de Haan
Calvin de Haan - New York Islanders.jpg
de Haan with the New York Islanders in January 2015
Born (1991-05-09) May 9, 1991 (age 28)
Carp, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Chicago Blackhawks
New York Islanders
Carolina Hurricanes
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 12th overall, 2009
New York Islanders
Playing career 2011–present

Early lifeEdit

De Haan was born and raised in Carp, Ontario with his younger brother Evan and parents Bill and Kathy.[1] He attended Huntley Centennial Public School and All Saints Catholic High School growing up.[1]

Playing careerEdit

AmateurEdit

De Haan was drafted by the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in the third round, 50th overall, at the 2007 OHL Priority Selection.[2] Prior to joining the Generals, he played one season with the Kemptville 73's of the Central Junior A Hockey League. He was named the Rookie of the Year in the 2007–08 season after scoring 42 points in 58 games.[3] In his rookie season with the Generals in 2008–09, he finished second on the team in scoring with 63 points, scoring eight goals and adding 55 assists. The Generals named him their top rookie and top defenceman, while he was also selected to play in the OHL All-Star Game and the 2009 CHL Top Prospects Game.[3]

Ranked 25th by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau heading into the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, de Haan expected to be a late first, or early second round, selection. He was eventually selected by the New York Islanders, who made a trade to acquire the 12th overall pick, which they used to draft him.[2]

The following season, de Haan required surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder and was ruled out for the rest of the season.[4]

ProfessionalEdit

De Haan turned professional during the 2011–12 AHL season, appearing in 56 games for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. De Haan made his NHL debut with the Islanders that season, on December 15 against the Dallas Stars. De Haan was sent back to the AHL following his debut and was named to the 2012 AHL All-Star Team.[5]

While playing 17 games for the Sound Tigers during the 2013–14 AHL season, de Haan also skated in 51 games for the Islanders, and scored his first career NHL goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 5–3 victory on January 7.

On July 15, 2014, the Islanders re-signed de Haan to a three-year, $5.9 million contract worth 1.966,677 annually.[6] de Haan became a regular on the Islanders blueline the following season, appearing in 65 games.

On August 2, 2017, the Islanders re-signed de Haan to a one-year, $3.3 million contract. The two sides were set for an arbitration meeting that afternoon, with the deal being completed in the morning.[7] During the season, de Haan suffered a lower body injury in a game against the Los Angeles Kings and was ruled out indefinitely for the rest of the season.[8] de Haan missed the rest of the 49 games recovering from the required surgery.

On July 3, 2018, de Haan signed a four-year, $18.2 million contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.[9] In his first season with the club in 2018–19, de Haan strengthened a dynamic Hurricanes blueline, adding 1 goal and 13 assists in 74 regular season games. Helping Carolina return to the post-season for the first time in 10 years, he appeared in a career high 12 playoff games in reaching the Eastern Conference Finals.

On June 24, 2019, de Haan's tenure with the Hurricanes ended as he was traded along with Aleksi Saarela to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Gustav Forsling and Anton Forsberg.[10]

International playEdit

 
de Haan in 2010
Medal record
Representing   Canada
Ice hockey
World Championships
  2017 Germany/France
World Junior Championships
  2011 United States
  2010 Canada

De Haan first represented the Canadian junior team at the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships, scoring six assists in six games.[3] He won a silver medal at the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, though he missed two games after suffering a head injury in a game against Switzerland.[11] On November 29, 2010, he was named to the 2011 Canadian World Junior Team selection camp for the second time, one of only four returning members from the 2010 silver-medal team. On December 19, 2010, de Haan was named an alternate captain to Ryan Ellis of the Windsor Spitfires for the 2011 Canadian junior team, along with Brayden Schenn of the Brandon Wheat Kings and Jared Cowen of the Spokane Chiefs, his fellow returnees.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Ottawa Valley Titans ODHA 32 4 22 26 20
2007–08 Kemptville 73's CJHL 58 3 39 42 14
2008–09 Oshawa Generals OHL 68 8 55 63 40
2009–10 Oshawa Generals OHL 34 5 19 24 14
2010–11 Oshawa Generals OHL 55 6 42 48 48 11 1 11 12 6
2011–12 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 56 2 14 16 24
2011–12 New York Islanders NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 3 0 2 2 4
2013–14 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 17 1 2 3 8
2013–14 New York Islanders NHL 51 3 13 16 30
2014–15 New York Islanders NHL 65 1 11 12 24 5 0 1 1 2
2015–16 New York Islanders NHL 72 2 14 16 20 11 0 2 2 2
2016–17 New York Islanders NHL 82 5 20 25 36
2017–18 New York Islanders NHL 33 1 11 12 8
2018–19 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 74 1 13 14 20 12 1 0 1 2
NHL totals 378 13 82 95 138 28 1 3 4 6

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Canada WJC18 4th 6 0 6 6 0
2010 Canada WJC   4 0 1 1 0
2011 Canada WJC   6 0 5 5 2
2017 Canada WC   10 0 1 1 8
Junior totals 16 0 12 12 2
Senior totals 10 0 1 1 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Campbell, Scott (March 11, 2015). "Carp's Calvin de Haan enjoying life in the NHL". toronto.com. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Panzeri, Allen (June 27, 2009). "Islanders trade up for de Haan". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved January 25, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b c "Draft prospect card – Calvin de Haan". National Hockey League. Retrieved January 25, 2010.
  4. ^ "Season over for Oshawa Generals defenceman Calvin de Haan". durhamregion.com. January 27, 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  5. ^ "DE HAAN NAMED TO 2012 AHL ALL STAR TEAM". soundtigers.com. January 4, 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  6. ^ "Islanders re-sign de Haan, Cizikas to new contracts". National Hockey League. 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-14.
  7. ^ "Islanders avoid arbitration, sign de Haan to one-year deal". Sportsnet.ca. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  8. ^ Compton, Brian (December 23, 2017). "De Haan out indefinitely for Islanders with upper-body injury". NHL.com. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  9. ^ Terry, Miles (July 3, 2018). "Canes Sign de Haan to Four-Year Deal". NHL.com. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  10. ^ "Blackhawks acquire de Haan, Saarela from Hurricanes". Chicago Blackhawks. June 24, 2019. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  11. ^ Beacon, Bill; Spencer, Donna (January 2, 2010). "Defenceman de Haan says hit that caused head injury was questionable". The Canadian Press. Retrieved January 25, 2010.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
John Tavares
New York Islanders first round pick
2009
Succeeded by
Nino Niederreiter