Yelle

Yelle

First they signed former Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Alberts. And then they added to their back line by trading with the Bruins to bring back Aaron Ward.

Today the Carolina Hurricanes, who defeated Boston in last spring’s Eastern Conference semifinal series between the clubs, continued to add to their ex-Bruins mix with the signing of center Stephane Yelle.

According to TSN.ca, Yelle agreed to terms on a one-year, $550,000 deal with the Hurricanes. In his lone season with Boston, Yelle skated in 77 regular season games and posted 7-11-18 totals. He provides the ‘Canes with depth down the middle and a huge boost to their penalty kill.