Golden Knights ship Pacioretty, Coghlan to Hurricanes

Posted: 13/07/2022 in NHL
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The Carolina Hurricanes have made another blockbuster trade.

The Canes landed winger Max Pacioretty and defenseman Dylan Coghlan from the Vegas Golden Knights for future considerations, according to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun.

The Hurricanes reeled in Brent Burns via trade earlier Wednesday.

The move helps the Golden Knights become cap compliant. Pacioretty has one year remaining on his contract with a $7-million cap hit.

Pacioretty remains one of the game’s most lethal snipers, even though he’ll turn 34 in November. He recorded 19 goals and 18 assists in 39 games with Vegas last season. He’s averaged 31 goals per 82 contests in his 14-year career.

Coghlan projects to fill a void on the right side of Carolina’s third defensive pairing, behind Burns and Brett Pesce. The 24-year-old has one year remaining on his contract with a $762,500 cap hit before becoming a restricted free agent. He recorded 13 points in 59 games with Vegas last season while averaging 14:12 per contest.

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