NHL: DeKeyser and de Haan get better tests

NHL: DeKeyser and de Haan get better tests


The Toronto Maple Leafs have given forward Zach Aston-Reese a professional tryout.

Now 28, Aston-Reese had five goals and 15 points in 69 games last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Anaheim Ducks.

The American made his NHL debut with the Penguins in the 2017-18 season. In 230 games in Betman’s rotation, he has 32 goals and 34 assists.

Dekeyser is leaving Detroit after 10 seasons

Vancouver Canucks general manager Patrick Alvin announced Friday that defenseman Danny DeKeyser has signed a tryout contract with the team.

The 32-year-old DeKeyser played in 59 games last season with the Detroit Red Wings, recording 11 points and 26 penalty minutes. He was second on the team in blocked shots and fifth in rebounds, while posting an average playing time of 18:30.

In 547 NHL games, all with the Red Wings, the American recorded 33 goals and 113 assists for a total of 146 points.

The Detroit native represented the United States at the World Championships in 2014 as well as in 2017.

Calvin de Haan in Carolina

Defenseman Calvin de Haan has signed a tryout contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.

de Haan will return to Raleigh, after playing for the team in 2018-19, recording 14 points in 74 games. The Canadian was then traded to the Chicago Blackhawks, where he played the last three seasons.

Selected 12th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, de Haan has 19 goals and 119 points in 520 games in the Bettman League.

Harrington to San Jose

In turn, guard Scott Harrington also received an invitation to try out with the San Jose Sharks.

The 29-year-old Canadian has played 210 games in the NHL so far in his career, totaling 38 points.

Harrington played just seven National League games last season for the Columbus Blue Jackets, playing most of the season for the Cleveland Monsters of the American League.

A native of Kingston, Ont., he was selected 54th overall in the 2011 draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins.