NHL Trade: Carolina Hurricanes Acquire Marcus Kruger From Vegas

NHL Trade: Carolina Hurricanes Acquire Marcus Kruger From Vegas

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The Vegas Golden Knights have traded center Marcus Kruger to the Carolina Hurricanes

The Vegas Golden Knights have traded center Marcus Kruger to the Carolina Hurricanes for a 2018 5th round pick.

Kruger was drafted 149th overall in the 5th round of the 2009 draft by the Blackhawks.

Kruger carries a $3,083,333 salary cap hit that runs through 2018-19.

The Golden Knights had just acquired Kruger on July 2nd from the Blackhawks for future considerations.

Vegas Golden Knights: Draft picks the Golden Knights have acquired through 2020.

2018 (6 total):
Vegas’ picks in rounds 1, 2, 5 and 6
Pittsburgh’s fourth-round pick, Carolina’s fifth-round pick

2019 (12):
Vegas’ picks in rounds 1-7
Columbus’ second-round pick, New York Islanders’ second-round pick, Winnipeg’s third-round pick, Nashville’s third-round pick, Montreal’s fifth-round pick

2020 (9):
Vegas’ picks in rounds 1-7
Pittsburgh’s second-round pick, Dallas’ second-round pick

Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer: Hurricanes GM Ron Francis on Kruger.

“We were determined to bring in experienced players with winning pedigrees and Marcus is another addition who fits that mold,” Canes general manager Ron Francis said in a statement. “He’s a solid, two-way center who has achieved success both in the NHL and internationally.”

John Matisz: “Really like what Hurricanes have done lately. Kruger, Williams, Darling and TVR all smart additions. Roster just needs some star power.”