Carolina Hurricanes Acquire Defenseman Brent Burns From San Jose Sharks

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After the New York Rangers acquired Vincent Trocheck in free agency, another Metropolitan Division team made headlines via trade, as the Carolina Hurricanes acquired longtime San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns.

Per TSN insider Pierre LeBrun, the Hurricanes are sending the Sharks, who are entering their first offseason with Mike Grier as General Manager, Eetu Makaniemi and a conditional third-round 2023 draft pick in exchange for Burns, forward Lane Pederson, and a retention off 33% of Burns’ salary.

Burns, who put up 54 Points in 82 Games Played in 2021-22, played nearly 800 games with the Sharks over 11 seasons, recording 594 points, five All-Star Game appearances, and a Norris Trophy win as the league’s top rearguard following the 2016-17 season.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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1 Response to Carolina Hurricanes Acquire Defenseman Brent Burns From San Jose Sharks

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hard to tell what the Canes plans are. Strange signing.

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