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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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Primis's avatar

So Vegas got Kruger for “Future Considerations”, and then flipped him for a 5th?

Seems like a lot of effort for little return.  Can they turn that 5th into a 3rd?

Posted by Primis on 07/04/17 at 12:27 PM ET

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Posted by Primis on 07/04/17 at 12:27 PM ET

Also, why couldn’t Chicago have just traded him to Carolina for a 5th themselves?

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 07/04/17 at 01:52 PM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

Apparently Kruger going to Vegas was part of a deal made regarding the expansion draft. Not sure why it wasn’t announced then.

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Denver on 07/04/17 at 04:23 PM ET

Paul's avatar

NHLJ- $2M bonus was due on July 1st.  Team would have been responsible for that if they acquired him before that date.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/04/17 at 04:25 PM ET

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Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Denver on 07/04/17 at 04:23 PM ET
Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/04/17 at 04:25 PM ET

Right, I do remember hearing both of those things in tHe lead up to the expansion draft.

Thanks fellas.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 07/04/17 at 04:41 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

The revolving door that is Carolina continues to spin

Posted by TreKronor on 07/04/17 at 06:18 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Since when did Dale Tallon move to the Hurricanes organization?

Posted by ilovehomers on 07/04/17 at 08:38 PM ET

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