Carp’s de Haan to miss rest of NHL season

WEST CARLETON – Carp NHL’er Calvin de Haan was placed on long-term injured reserve today (Dec. 26) after a shoulder injury has ended his 2019-2020 season.

De Haan, 28, was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks by the Caroline Hurricanes last June and was excited to be a part of the historic Windy City club.

“I now get to go to one of the best organizations in the NHL and probably in pro sports as well,” he told West Carleton Online last August. “We’re excited now. The dog days of summer or over now and we’re pumped. We’re pumped to move on and go to Chicago.”

In 29 games de Haan scored one goal and added five assists for the Blackhawks before injuring his right shoulder just before the Christmas break. De Haan has a plus-minus rating of +10 – impressive while playing for the Central Division cellar-dwelling Blackhawks. called de Haan “one of the team’s best stay-at-home defenders this season.”

De Haan’s primary value comes from his physical play as de Haan had 84 hits and 58 blocks shots and was second among Blackhawks in shorthanded ice time.

De Haan, playing in his eighth NHL season, is scheduled to have season-ending surgery on Friday (Dec. 27) and will spend the rest of the year rehabbing with the goal to be ready for the 2020-2021 NHL season. De Haan had surgery on the same shoulder during the 2019 off-season and missed the first two games of this season recovering from that surgery.

The injury occurred Dec. 10 in a game against the Vegas Golden Knights and today’s move by the Blackhawks is retroactive to that date.