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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.
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 13, 2022
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