NHL Trade: Hurricanes Trade Kruger And A Pick To Coyotes For Martinook...

NHL Trade: Hurricanes Trade Kruger And A Pick To Coyotes For Martinook And A Pick

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The Carolina Hurricanes trade Marcus Kruger to the Arizona Coyotes

The Arizona Coyotes have acquired Marcus Kruger and a 2018 third-round pick for Jordan Martinook and a 2018 fourth-round pick.

Arizona Coyotes: Coyotes GM John Chayka.

“We are very pleased to add Marcus to the Coyotes,” said Chayka. “Marcus is a solid, two-way center who is very responsible defensively and has good speed and skill. He’s an excellent penalty-killer and will provide us with good depth at the center ice position.”

Craig Morgan: Kruger has one-year left on his three-year, $9.25 million deal. He won’t two Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks.

Mark Lazerus: “Kruger is (was?) the kind of player who makes a good team great. But he’s not the kind of player who makes a mediocre team good. He has to be a in a specific role, and can’t do much beyond that. That’s why his salary is so egregious.”

Terrell Williams of the Carolina Hurricanes: The Hurricanes are retaining 10 percent of Kruger’s salary.

“Jordan is a physical player who kills penalties,”¬†said Don Waddell, president and acting general manager of the Hurricanes.¬†“This gives us some options with our forward group as we head toward the next season.”

Marcus Kruger

Jordan Martinook