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Ron Hainsey | Defenseman

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/24/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Contract: view contract details

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Coach Bill Peters was happy with the play of defensemen Ron Hainsey and Jay Harrison after the first day of practice.
Hainsey signed a three year deal with the Hurricanes in June and should be a three-four defenseman in Carolina. He used to be an offensive force but had only 15 points last season in 82 games with 124 blocked shots and a minus-nine rating. He is not worth picking up in most fantasy pools. Sep 20 - 8:02 AM

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Ron Hainsey has inked a three-year deal with Carolina worth $8.5 million.

He will make $3 million for the next two seasons and $2.5 million in 2016-17. Hainsey would've been eligible for unrestricted free agency on July 1. He dressed in all 82 games last campaign, while compiling 15 points, 124 blocked shots and a minus-9 rating. He also averaged 21:26 per contest.
Jun 24 - 4:54 PM

Ron Hainsey found the back of the net on Sunday.

It was Hainsey's first goal since Nov. 27. He has four goals and 11 points in 48 games in 2013-14.
Jan 20 - 9:01 AM

Ron Hainsey returned to action Friday night against Columbus.

A little chicken soup seems to have helped the veteran rearguard overcome the flu that kept hiim out Thursday against the Maple Leafs. Although he was once a decent offensive defenseman, Hainsey is no longer a fantasy asset.
Jan 11 - 2:49 AM

Ron Hainsey will be a game-time decision Thursday night against Toronto because he isn't feeling well.

Coach Kirk Muller said Hainsey is feeling "under the weather," which made him a no show at the morning skate. He did practice with the team on Wednesday.
Jan 9 - 1:43 PM

Ron Hainsey (flu) was healthy enough to play on Thursday.

Hainsey didn't end up missing any games due to the illness. He had two shots on goal in 21:18 minutes of ice time in Carolina's 4-3 loss to Detroit.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 09:47:00 AM

Ron Hainsey has the flu.

Hainsey is day-to-day for now, but the good news is that Carolina is off until Thursday anyways. He has two goals and four points in 21 games this season.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 02:16:00 PM

Ron Hainsey registered an assist in Carolina's 1-0 win against the New York Islanders.

Hainsey has four points in 16 games this season. He'll probably maintain that point-per-game pace, which means he has little to no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 08:41:00 AM

Ron Hainsey was credited with an unusual goal on Thursday.

Hainsey shot the puck from his own zone and it looked like it would be icing. However, it bounced off the boards, then off of Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier to go in. With that, Hainsey is technically on a two-game goal scoring streak.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 09:09:00 AM

Ron Hainsey scored his first NHL goal since March 12, 2011 on Tuesday.

Hainsey fired 109 shots on goal over the 2011-12 and shortened 2013 campaign, but he was unable to find the back of the net over that span. From a fantasy perspective, the only thing noteworthy about Hainsey is his tendency to average two or more blocked shots per game.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 07:42:00 AM

Ron Hainsey, who signed a one-year contract with the Hurricanes Thursday, participated in the team's scrimmage Saturday.

That was fast. He didn't even have a chance practice with his teammates. "I went right into the scrimmage, no practice," said Hainsey. "That was fine. The quicker you get into game situations, whether it be in one-on-one's or right into a game, you've got to get that timing back with players coming at you, that kind of stuff. I was able to do that and we have a game, a full scrimmage, tomorrow, so that will be good." Hainsey was paired with Trevor Carrick Saturday and will play with Matt Corrente on Sunday. Keep an eye on the veteran defenseman as he may be a sneaky reserve roster pick.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 09:14:00 AM

Ron Hainsey has inked a one-year deal worth $2 million from the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Canes were in need of some assistance on the back end when it was revealed Wednesday that Joni Pitkanen would miss the entire 2013-14 campaign because of a broken heel bone. "He's an experienced NHL player who can play good minutes for us, 20 to 22 a game," GM Jim Rutherford said of Hainsey. "He also a very good shot-blocker and penalty killer. He was a player we were interested in at the start of free agency and he was interested in coming here. Now, with Joni's situation, which we weren't expecting, we're able to fill that gap with someone who has a lot of experience. I'm glad he was patient and he waited." Hainsey played in 47 games with Winnipeg last season, where he contributed 13 assists, blocked 123 shots and averaged 22:51 of ice time per match.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 04:17:00 PM

The Hurricanes may be interested in signing free-agent defenseman Ron Hainsey.

Joni Pitkanen's slow recovery from a shattered heel bone is really the impetus behind the Canes' interst. If Hainsey does ink a deal to play in Carolina, he will likely not get enough meaningful playing time to be a fantasy factor.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 09:36:00 AM

Agent Matt Keator said there are teams interested in UFA defenseman Ron Hainsey.

"There was plenty of interest in him on July 5, and I still have teams interested in him," said Keator. However, the former Winnipeg blueliner remains unsigned with training camps around the corner. He isn't alone though, with several veteran players still waiting to get new deals. "As we get into September and rosters start defining themselves and teams start to see where they are, things will change," Keator said. "It happens every year."
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 11:47:00 AM

Ron Hainsey may test the waters as an unrestricted free agent.

His last deal was worth $22.5 million over five years, but he's unlikely to get that kind of a contract this time. His representatives may use Robyn Regehr's recent two-year deal at $6 million as a comparable, but Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press doesn't think the Jets will go that high since they have some key restricted free agents to re-sign and a number of young blueliners waiting for a shot at the NHL.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 07:04:00 AM

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D1Justin Faulk
2Andrej Sekera
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4Ryan Murphy
5Tim Gleason
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