When the Carolina Hurricanes traded Alex Nedeljkovic one week ago, there was understandably confusion and dissension among fans. When rumors leaked that Petr Mrazek and James Reimer would also be departing in free agency, the Hurricanes were in a position where they had no goalies under contract for next season.
Bear spoke to the media about being traded to the Hurricanes The Hurricanes made their first major addition to the blue line via trade on Wednesday, sending the RFA rights to Warren Foegele to Edmonton for young defenseman Ethan Bear.
The Hurricanes have brought in the former Rangers defenseman to add some further depth to their blue line The Hurricanes added some more depth to their blue line Thursday evening, signing former New York Rangers defenseman Brendan Smith to a one-year deal that will pay him $800,000 for the 2021-22 season.
The Finnish goaltender whom the team signed to a two-year deal yesterday spoke to the media today. The Hurricanes completely remade their goaltending picture yesterday by signing two new netminders, one of which was Finnish goalie Antti Raanta to a two-year deal worth $2 million AAV.
The newly-signed blueliner spoke to the media Wednesday evening. The Hurricanes made a controversial signing on the opening day of free agency Wednesday, signing former New York Rangers defenseman Tony DeAngelo, to a one-year deal worth $1 million.
Carolina Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell spoke with members of the media via Zoom Wednesday to discuss the first day of free agency and the team’s controversial signing of defenseman Tony DeAngelo.
The Canes have inked another forward and defenseman in free agency According to two reports, the Hurricanes have signed two more players in free agency, defenseman Ian Cole to a one-year deal worth $2.9 million (reported by Pierre LeBrun) and forward Josh Leivo to a one-year deal worth $750,000 (reported by Bruce Garrioch).
The Carolina Hurricanes have shored up their goaltending platoon by signing unrestricted free agent Antti Raanta to a two-year deal worth $4 million. His contract carries an annual average value of $2 million.
Free Agency has opened and a ton of moves have already taken place in the hour leading into it. Per multiple reports, the NJ Devils are signing Dougie Hamilton to a 7-year deal with an AAV over $9 million.
The Edmonton Oilers have traded D Ethan Bear to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for RFA F Warren Foegele. The trade has yet to be announced by the club, but was reported by TSN’s Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger on ‘Free Agent Frenzy’.
The Carolina Hurricanes were a major factor at the 2021NHL Entry Draft. They traded back five times throughout the draft, acquired a 2022 3rd-round pick from Chicago in the process, and made a franchise-record 13 selections.
A fairly surprising trade took place in the NHL today, as the Detroit Red Wings acquired goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for another goaltender in Jonathan Bernier and a third-round pick at the 2021 draft.