NHL Trade: The Vegas Golden Knights Trade Erik Haula To The Carolina Hurricanes For Nicolas Roy
The Vegas Golden Knights have traded forward Erik Haula to the Carolina Hurricanes for forward Nicolas Roy.
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The Vegas Golden Knights have traded forward Erik Haula to the Carolina Hurricanes for forward Nicolas Roy and a conditional 2021 5th round pick.

Pierre LeBrun: “Conditions on 5th RD pick in Haula trade: if he’s on the Hurricanes roster past next season Vegas gets the pick (so if he signs); If the ‘Canes trade Haula for either a player, or multiple picks, or a pick in rounds 1-5, Vegas also gets the 5th. If Haula walks next year, no pick”

The 28-year old Haula was drafted 182nd in the 7th round of the 2009 draft by the Minnesota Wild. He carries a $2.75 million cap hit and will be a UFA after next season.

The 22-year old Roy was drafted 96th overall in the 4th round of the 2015 draft by the Carolina Hurricanes. He carries a $720,000 cap hit.

Thoughts from the media

SinBin.Vegas: “Trading Erik Haula should prove to be a positive signal for the Golden Knights to keep Nikita Gusev. Where his contract may fall… that’s still anyone’s guess, it really could reasonably be anywhere between $1.5-$5 million.”

J.D. Burke: “Good trade for the Hurricanes. Didn’t overpay for Erik Haula, a supremely useful middle-six forward.”

Jonathan Willis: “That’s… not a lot, really. Vegas was really in a bind here. Interesting to see Carolina so quickly taking advantage of the cap space they literally just cleared.”

Ryan Pike: “Carolina has low-key had an amazing week.”

Cory Lavalette: “Getting Haula likely means Martin Necas will mostly play wing next season for Carolina.”

Cam Robinson: “I like this trade for both sides. Clearly, VGK needed to shed salary, but Roy is a real player. He’s been marinating nicely and was huge for the Checkers on their Calder Cup run. Haula is a versatile middle sixer win. win. win (due to my successful mediation of this conflict)”

Cam Robinson: “People need to remember, Haula is coming off an ACL injury that robbed almost the entirety of his season. And prior to his 55 points the year before (in a top 6 role with inflated metrics) he was a guy who averaged 21 points in 82 games the previous four campaigns.”

Erik Haula

Nicolas Roy