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Hurricanes acquire Brent Burns, Vincent Trocheck signs with Rangers

July 13, 2022, 5:17 PM ET [4 Comments]
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While free agent signings were the story today, the Carolina Hurricanes also made a massive trade, acquiring defenseman Brent Burns from the San Jose Sharks.

In exchange for Burns and forward Lane Pederson, the Hurricanes sent the Sharks forward Steven Lorentz, goalie prospect Eetu Makiniemi and a 2023 third-round pick.

Burns is 37 years old and this past season, he scored 10 goals and 54 points in 82 games. The defenseman has three years left on his contract and as part of the trade, the Sharks retained 34 per cent his salary, meaning he’ll have a $5.28 million cap hit with Carolina.

I’ll post a longer article to look at the trade in the near future but for some quick notes, I don't mind this move for Carolina at all. Burns may be in his late 30s but he’s still extremely productive and can play big minutes. They didn’t give up a ton for him and considering the Sharks retained so much salary, Burns should bring quite a bit of value for what he’s counting against the cap.

In other news, Vincent Trocheck signed a seven-year contract with the New York Rangers. The forward had spent the last two and a half years with the Hurricanes, where he was counted on as the team’s second-line center. His departure means the team can be expected to find a replacement up the middle.

Ian Cole also signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning, while Brendan Smith signed a two-year contract with the New Jersey Devils and Max Domi went to the Chicago Blackhawks on a one-year deal.

Meanwhile, the Hurricanes announced a two-year extension for forward Stefan Noesen yesterday, which carries a $762,500 cap hit. The forward spent the season in the AHL with the Chicago Wolves.


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