Hurricanes bolster roster with Burns, Pacioretty trades

Following the NHL Draft, free agency and other offseason moves, is examining where each team is in preparation for the 2022-23 regular season, which begins Oct. Today, the Carolina Hurricanes:

2021-22 season: 54-20-8, first in the Metropolitan Division; lost in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs

arrival keys

Brent BurnsD: The 37-year-old was acquired with the forward Lane Pederson in a trade with the San Jose Sharks on July 13 for forward Steven Lorentzgoalkeeper perspective Eetu Makiniemi and a conditional third-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft. Burns had 54 points (10 goals, 44 assists) and was third in the NHL averaging 26:09 on ice time in 82 games last season. … Max PaciorettyF: The 33-year-old was acquired with the defender Dylan Coghlan in an exchange with the Vegas Golden Knights for further consideration on July 13. Pacioretty scored 37 points (19 goals, 18 assists) last season when he was limited to 39 games with a lower body injury and wrist surgery. … Ondrej KaseF: The 26-year-old, who signed a one-year contract on July 13, has 27 points (14 goals, 13 assists) in 50 regular season games and three assists in seven Stanley Cup playoff games with the Toronto Maple Leafs. in the last season. … Dylan Coghlan, D: The 24-year-old had 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in 59 regular season games with Vegas last season. … Lane Pederson, F: The 24-year-old had two assists in 29 games with the Sharks last season and 18 points (nine goals, nine assists) in 22 games with the American Hockey League’s San Jose.

Video: Burns traded to Hurricanes for Lorentz, plus

main matches

Vincent TrocheckF: He signed a seven-year deal with the New York Rangers on July 13, having scored 51 points (21 goals, 30 assists) in 81 regular season games and 10 points (six goals, four assists) in 14 games. playoffs last season. … Tony De AngeloD: He could have become a restricted free agent, but he was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for a 2022 NHL fourth-round pick, a 2023 third-round pick, and a 2024 second-round pick in July 8 and signed a two-year contract with the Flyers on July 11. DeAngelo had 51 points (10 goals, 41 assists) in 64 regular season games and 10 points (one goal, nine assists) in 14 playoff games last season. … Nino NiederreiterF: He signed a two-year deal with the Nashville Predators on July 21 after he was third in Carolina with 24 goals and sixth in points with 44 in 75 regular season games last season and had five points (four goals, a assist) in 14. playoff games. … Max DomF: He signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks on July 13. Domi had seven points (two goals, five assists) in 19 regular season games after being acquired in a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 21, and had six points (three goals, three assists) in 14 playoff games in last season. … Steven Lorentz, F: He had 13 points (eight goals, five assists) in 67 regular season games last season and no points in five playoff games. … Ian ColeD: He signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning on July 13 after scoring 19 points (two goals, 17 assists) in 75 regular season games and two points (one goal, one assist) in 14 playoff games. last season. … Brendan SmithD: He signed a two-year deal with the New Jersey Devils on July 13 after scoring eight points (four goals, four assists) in 45 regular season games and four points (one goal, four assists) in 14 playoff games in last season. … Derek StepanF: An unrestricted free agent, Stepan had 19 points (nine goals, 10 assists) in 58 regular season games and zero points in three playoff games last season.

on the cusp

Piotr Kochetkov, G: The 23-year-old, who was selected in the second round (#36) of the 2019 NHL Draft, was 3-0-0 with 2.42 GAA and 0.902 save percentage in three NHL regular season games ( two starters) with the Hurricanes and 1-2 with 3.89 GAA and 0.869 save percentage in four playoff games (one starter). Kochetkov was 13-1-1 with a 2.09 GAA and 0.921 save percentage in 15 regular season games with American Hockey League Chicago and helped them win the Calder Cup. … Jack Drury, F: The 22-year-old, who was selected in the second round (#42) of the 2018 NHL Draft, played his first two NHL games with Carolina last season and scored a goal in each. Drury had 52 points (20 goals, 32 assists) in 68 AHL regular season games with Chicago and 24 points (nine goals, 15 assists) in 18 playoff games.

what they still need

Depth in defense. The Hurricanes added Burns and Coughlan but lost DeAngelo, Cole and Smith, who played in every playoff game last season.

they said that

“This team is really, really close. I’ve been on teams that are close and you’re only a piece or two away when you’re this close or you’re a game away. You just have to add a piece or two. guys and it helps your depth tremendously.” — Hurricane striker Max Pacioretty

fantasy focus

The Hurricanes got two fantasy players in the top 50 overall, Pacioretty and Burns, in separate deals. Pacioretty, who has led the Gold Saints in points per game (1.01; 88 points in 87 games) for the past two seasons, can play front row with elite center Sebastião Aho and/or bring exposure to valuable wings Andrei Svechnikov in the first six. Pacioretty reinforces a power play that now also features Burns, who should be considered one of the best fantasy defense options between 10 and 15 again. Burns leads NHL defenders in goals (130), points (489 in 618 games) and shots on goal (2,116) and is fourth in power-play points (175) since returning to defense for the Sharks in 2014-15 . –Pete Jensen

Video: Pacioretty, Coghlan traded with Hurricanes

designed alignment

Max Pacioretty — Sebastian Aho — Seth Jarvis

Andrei Svechnikov — Jesperi KotkaniemiTeuvo Teravainen

Ondrej Kase — Jordan StaalJesper Fast

Jordan Martinook — Lane Pederson — Martin Necas

Jacob Slavin –Brent Burns

Brady SkjeiBrett Pesce

Ethan Bear — Dylan Coghlan

Frederik Andersen

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Photo courtesy of Mackenzie Friedman / Carolina Hurricanes

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