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Carolina Hurricanes Acquire Marcus Kruger From The Vegas Golden Knights

RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired forward Marcus Kruger from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a fifth-round selection in the 2018 NHL Draft.

"We were determined to bring in experienced players with winning pedigrees and Marcus is another addition who fits that mold," said Francis. "He's a solid, two-way center who has achieved success both in the NHL and internationally."

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Justin Williams Signs With Carolina

RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with right wing Justin Williams on a two-year contract. The deal will pay Williams $5 million during the 2017-18 season, and $4 million during the 2018-19 season.

"We said that we needed goal scoring and veteran leadership, and Justin will bring us both," said Francis. "He believes in what we are doing here and is returning to Raleigh to help the Hurricanes take the next step."

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Carolina Trades Eddie Lack To Calgary

 

 

 

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Vegas Trades Trevor van Riemsdyk To Carolina

via TSN,

Less than 24 hours after announcing him as a member of the team, the Vegas Golden Knights have traded Trevor van Riemsdyk to the Carolina Hurricanes, according to TSN's Frank Seravalli.

van Riemsdyk scored five goals and added 11 assists in 58 games this season as a member of the Blackhawks.

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Teuvo Teravainen Gets A Two-Year Deal With The Carolina Hurricanes

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Teuvo Teravainen on a two-year contract. The deal will pay Teravainen $2.86 million per season in 2017-18 and 2018-19.

“Teuvo is a highly-skilled player and an important part of what we are building here,” Francis said. “He’s still a very young player and we look forward to seeing him take the next step in a Hurricanes uniform.”

Teravainen, 22, established career highs in games played (81), goals (15), assists (27) and points (42) in 2016-17. The Helsinki, Finland, native ranked second among Hurricanes skaters in power-play points (15) and fifth in assists during his first season with the club. Teravainen was acquired by Carolina on June 16, 2016, along with Bryan Bickell in exchange for a second-round selection in the 2016 NHL Draft and a third-round pick in 2017.

Teravainen (5’11”, 178 lbs.) was originally selected by the Blackhawks in the first round, 18th overall, of the 2012 NHL Draft, and has totaled 86 points (32g, 54a) in 196 career regular-season games with Chicago and Carolina. He has earned 11 points (4g, 7a) in 25 career postseason contests, capturing the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2015. Teravainen has represented Finland in a number of international competitions, including the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, alongside fellow Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho.

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The Defensive Corp In Nashville And Carolina

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

- Nashville’s top-four defense of P.K. Subban, Mattias Ekholm, Roman Josi, and Ryan Ellis is the biggest reason for the team’s achievements. This iteration required refreshing that appeared painful at the time: Ryan Suter signing a megadeal with Minnesota, Seth Jones being traded to Columbus for Ryan Johansen, and Shea Weber being moved to Montreal for Subban. The clock, however, is already ticking on this setup. Ellis will be unrestricted after 2019. The right-shot defenseman will at least double his current average annual value of $2.5 million. By then, Dante Fabbro could be ready to succeed Ellis. Fabbro, Nashville’s 2016 first-round pick, will be a Boston University sophomore this fall. Depending on his performance, Fabbro could turn pro in 2018-19. When Ellis reaches unrestricted status, Fabbro will be 21, perhaps groomed enough by then to be in Nashville’s lineup.

- Carolina’s breakthrough is coming, perhaps as soon as 2017-18, when former Chicago backup goalie Scott Darling takes over the starting job. Darling will be behind a blue line that could be the next version of Nashville’s setup. Justin Faulk is already a go-to defenseman. Jaccob Slavin is close. Norwood’s Noah Hanifin continues to learn. Former University of New Hampshire defenseman Brett Pesce is coming off a 2-18—20 season. Faulk is the group’s graybeard at 25, while Hanifin is only 20. Slavin, Hanifin, and Pesce will remain on their entry-level deals in 2017-18, giving Carolina serious bang for the buck on the back end. The Hurricanes also have prospects Haydn Fleury (No. 7 overall, 2014) and Jake Bean (No. 13, 2016) pushing for pro work.

GM Ron Francis could trade one of his young defensemen for up-front help, just like Predators GM David Poile did with Seth Jones to land Ryan Johansen.

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A Four-Year Deal For Scott Darling In Carolina

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Scott Darling on a four-year contract through the 2020-21 season. The deal will pay Darling a total of $16.6 million and carries an average annual value of $4.15 million per season.

“Obviously Scott could have waited until July 1, to see what other options he might have as an unrestricted free agent,” said Francis. “But he believes in what we are trying to do here and we are thrilled that he is committing to the Hurricanes and to Raleigh.”

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Carolina Acquires Scott Darling From Chicago

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired goaltender Scott Darling from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Ottawa’s 2017 third-round draft pick. The Hurricanes will have exclusive negotiating rights with Darling until July 1, when he could become an unrestricted free agent.

“Scott had a very successful season in Chicago and was a big part of the Blackhawks finishing with the best record in the Western Conference,” said Francis. “He played a critical role on Chicago’s 2015 championship team.”

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Bryan Bickell Will Retire After Two More Games

from Kurt Dusterberg at NHL.com,

Carolina Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell will retire from the NHL after playing in the Hurricanes' final two regular-season games, he told NHL.com on Saturday.

Bickell, who rejoined Carolina on April 3 after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, has played in the Hurricanes' past two games.

"I've made the decision with my family that I'm going to call it quits, so it's just these last two games," said Bickell, who will play at home against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; FS-CR, FS-MW, NHL.TV) and at the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.

Bickell, 31, said he did not plan to call a press conference.

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Video- An Emotional Bryan Bickell On Playing A Home Game In Carolina

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