RALEIGH, N.C. – Defenseman Dennis Robertson (Fort St. John, British Columbia), who recently completed a four-year career with the Brown men's hockey team, has signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes. He will join Carolina's AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, for the remainder of the 2013-14 season.
The Toronto Maple Leafs drafted Robertson in the sixth round, 173rd overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, but the Hurricanes acquired the rights on January 1, 2014 as part of a three-player deal.
"Dennis had a very good collegiate career at Brown, and was consistently recognized for his play and leadership," said Ron Francis, Vice President of Hockey Operations for the Hurricanes. "We are excited to see him begin his professional career."
A two-time team captain, Robertson is coming off another impressive all-around season for the Bears. He started 29 games on left defense and logged substantial minutes as one-half of the team's top defensive pairing, finishing with 17 points on six goals and 11 assists. He scored all six goals during ECAC contests and was named First Team All-Ivy for the second straight season.
A reliable defensive presence throughout his four-year career, Robertson led the team with 55 blocked shots and finished with a +11 rating as a senior. Robertson was a large part of Brown special teams, playing on both the penalty kill and power-play units, and finished tied for the team-high with five power-play goals and a conference-high two game-winning goals.
Robertson finished his Brown career with 17 goals and 53 assists for 70 points in 128 games played. He ranks in the top-10 in program history for points and assists by a defenseman.
Brown completed the 2013-14 season with a record of 11-17-3 and 8-13-1 in ECAC play. For more information on the Brown hockey program, visit www.brownbears.com.