Flyers reportedly acquire defenseman DeAngelo from Carolina

Tony DeAngelo

MONTREAL – True to his word, Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher filled a vacancy on his team’s defense on Saturday morning by acquiring Sewell, N.J. native Tony DeAngelo from the Carolina Hurricanes, according to NHL sources.

The deal was said to include draft picks from the Flyers, who have been looking to fill a void left by the trade of Justin Braun to the New York Rangers late last season.

DeAngelo, 26, was a first-round pick of Tampa Bay in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He played one season for the Arizona Coyotes, then went to the New York Rangers for four seasons.

The right-hand shot DeAngelo (5-foot-11, 180 pounds) has played in 270 NHL games with 34 goals and 157 points.

This past season with the Hurricanes, DeAngelo posted 10 goals/51 points.

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