Player News - Hurricanes

Date: Team: Pos:

Martin Necas has agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Necas had seven goals and 15 points in 41 Czech league games last season. Carolina took him with the 12th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. He's not expected to play in the NHL next season, but he does have a fair bit of offensive upside.
Jul 15 - 12:21 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes have confirmed that an offer has been made to purchase the franchise.

Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. is evaluating the offer and weighing his options, one of which is to simply retain ownership of the team. As previously reported, it's believed that former Texas Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg is the one who made a bid to buy the Hurricanes and that offer is reportedly in the $500 million range. If the team is sold, it will remain in Raleigh.
Jul 13 - 5:38 PM

Chuck Greenberg is reportedly closing in on a deal in the $500 million range to purchase the Carolina Hurricanes.

Greenberg is the founder of Greenberg Sports Group and the former CEO of the Texas Rangers. The Hurricanes would stay in Carolina with this purchase. While Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. has been reportedly looking to sell the team for years, it has been stated in the past that the Hurricanes wouldn't relocate.
Jul 13 - 2:14 PM

Jaccob Slavin has signed a seven-year, $37.1 million contract extension with the Carolina Hurricanes.

That works out to a $5.3 million annual cap hit. He still has a season left on his entry-level deal too, so the Hurricanes now have him locked up for the next eight seasons. This could prove to be a steal of a contract as he only celebrated his 23rd birthday in May and already is a top pairing blueliner. He had five goals and 34 points in 82 games in his sophomore campaign. "Jaccob is one of the cornerstones of our team moving forward, and it was important to secure him with our organization long term," said Hurricanes GM Ron Francis. "We believe he is one of the top young defensemen in the NHL today, and are thrilled that he and his wife, Kylie, have made their home in Raleigh."
Source: NHL.com
Jul 12 - 12:09 PM

Hurricanes GM Ron Francis cited Marcus Kruger's leadership as one of the main things the veteran forward brings to the table.

Carolina hasn't had a captain since Eric Staal was dealt in 2016, but the Hurricanes have added some potential leaders this summer in Kruger and Justin Williams. The fact that both of them have plenty of playoff experience is also an asset for a franchise that hasn't been to the postseason since 2009.
Jul 6 - 4:13 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired Marcus Kruger from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a 2018 fifth-round pick.

Interesting. The Golden Knights had only acquired Kruger on Sunday in exchange for future considerations and they apparently have managed to almost immediately flip him for a draft pick. Kruger is a capable bottom-six forward and penalty killer, so he should serve as a nice complimentary player in Carolina. He's also someone who played a meaningful role in two Stanley Cup championships with Chicago. "We were determined to bring in experienced players with winning pedigrees and Marcus is another addition who fits that mold," said Hurricanes GM Ron Francis. "He's a solid, two-way center who has achieved success both in the NHL and internationally."
Source: NHL.com
Jul 4 - 1:00 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights have acquired Marcus Kruger from the Chicago Blackhawks.

All Chicago got in return was "future considerations." This move isn't surprising as Kruger being dealt to Vegas has been anticipated for weeks. What likely kept this from happening sooner was the fact that Kruger was owed a $2 million signing bonus on July 1, so by delaying the trade until now, Vegas saved that money. Kruger has been a solid bottom-six forward and penalty killer for the Blackhawks, but shedding his $3,083,333 annual cap hit was important for Chicago as the squad continues its constant battle to stay below the cap ceiling.
Jul 2 - 2:41 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes like the versatility of forward Josh Jooris.

While not a big scorer as his four goals and 12 points in 54 games will attest to, Jooris is a nice add as a bottom six forward. "Josh is a versatile player who can play in the middle or on the wing," GM Ron Francis said in a statement. "He’s hard-working and competitive, and gives us more flexibility with our group of forwards." That being said, don't think about taking him in fantasy pools.
Jul 2 - 7:56 AM

Marcus Kruger's has a modified no trade clause that kicked in today.

Kruger was strongly linked with a move to Vegas but the deal appears to have fallen apart. Once the Blackhawks inform Kruger they wish to trade him, Kruger's camp has 48 hours to provide a seven-team no trade list. As of right now, Chicago hasn't informed Kruger of any potential deal.
Jul 1 - 10:56 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed Brenden Kichton to a one-year/two-way contract.

Kichton can earn $700,000 annually if he plays at the NHL level. The defenseman has never played in the NHL but was a callup by the Jets late in the season. Look for Kichton to play in the minors with a possible callup if there are any injuries.
Jul 1 - 2:52 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed defenseman Dennis Robertson to a one-year/two-way contract.

Robertson will get $650,000 in the NHL and $100,000 in the minors which is a bit better than the $75,000 he signed for last year. He had six goals and 16 points in 65 AHL games last season so do not expect to draft him in fantasy pools.
Jul 1 - 2:21 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed goaltender Jeremy Smith to a one-year/two-way contract.

Smith's deal comes with a $750,000 annual cap hit should he play at the NHL level. Some depth for the Canes who signed Scott Darling in the off-season and still have Cam Ward to play for the big club. Smith saw 10 games of action with Colorado last season and was 1-6-1 with a 3.54 GAA and a .888 save percentage. He should start the season in the minors.
Jul 1 - 2:04 PM

Justin Williams has signed a two-year/$9 million contract with the Hurricanes.

It's a homecoming for Williams who played four seasons with the Hurricanes and had his only two 30 goal campaigns with Carolina. Williams had his named engraved on the Cup with Carolina and done so again a couple of times with the Kings. Look for a 20-25 goal season for the veteran winger after a 24 goal, 48 point season with Washington last year.
Jul 1 - 12:52 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed Josh Jooris to a one-year contract worth $775,000.

Jooris had four goals and 12 points in 54 games this season with Arizona and the Rangers. He is a nice depth NHL player but should not be on your radar in fantasy pools.
Jul 1 - 12:39 PM

Justin Williams could reportedly be heading back to the Carolina Hurricanes, according to TSN's Aaron Ward.

Williams was a member of the 'Canes from 2003 to 2009. He even won a Stanley Cup with the team back in 2005-06. The 35-year-old has been with the Washington Capitals for each of the last two seasons. In 2016-17, he scored 24 goals and 24 assists in 80 games. Williams is officially free to sign with any team as of noon ET.
Jul 1 - 10:46 AM


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