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The Golden Knights have signed William Karlsson to an eight-year contract extension worth $47.2 million ($5.9M AAV).

In his second season with the Golden Knights, Karlsson expectedly saw his shooting percentage drop from 23.4% to 14.2% which led to him scoring just 24 goals with 32 assists (56 points) in 82 games. Over the last two seasons, Karlsson ranks 17th in goals (67) and tied for 45th in points (134). His new cap-hit is the same last Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov, which is tied for 109th highest in the NHL—extremely reasonable for a player who is in the top-50 in scoring.

Source: Vegas Golden Knights 06/24/19, 10:34 pm EST

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The Blackhawks have acquired Aleksi Saarela and Calvin de Haan from the Hurricanes for Anton Forsberg and Gustav Forsling.

Saarela was originally a third-round pick of the Rangers but has spent the last two full seasons with Charlotte (AHL). This season, Saarela was second among Checkers with 54 points (30G / 24A) in 69 games. Saarela has a good chance to crack the Blackhawks roster out of training camp.

Source: Chicago Blackhawks 06/24/19, 11:03 pm EST

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The Blackhawks have acquired Calvin de Haan and Aleksi Saarela from the Hurricanes for Anton Forsberg and Gustav Forsling.

In his first and only season with the Hurricanes, de Haan registered one goal with 13 assists (14 points) in 74 gmaes. It was the worst statistical season of de Haan’s 378-game career. The 28-year-old has three year’s left with $4.55M cap-hit and represents the second offseason addition to the Blackhawks blueline—they acquired Olli Maatta from the Penguins just over a week ago.

Source: Chicago Blackhawks 06/24/19, 11:01 pm EST

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The Hurricanes have acquired Gustav Forsling and Anton Forsberg from the Blackhawks for Calvin de Haan and Aleksi Saarela.

Forsig had three goals and six assists (nine points) in 43 games with Chicago last season. He has appeared in at least 38 games in each of his first three NHL seasons, tallying a total of 27 points (8G / 19A) in 122 career games. Forsling is still a pending RFA but will likely get a contract to be the Hurricanes No.5/6 defenseman in 2020.

Source: Carolina Hurricanes 06/24/19, 10:49 pm EST

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The Hurricanes have acquired Anton Forsberg and Gustav Forsling from the Blackhawks for Calvin de Haan and Aleksi Saarela.

Forsberg spent the entire 2019 season with Rockford (AHL), going 15-17-1 with a 2.64 GAA and .919 SV% in 32 games. Forsberg has gone 11-24-4 with a 3.21 GAA and .901 SV% in 45 career NHL games with Columbus and Chicago. He will likely report to Charlotte (AHL) to start the 2020 season.

Source: Carolina Hurricanes 06/24/19, 10:46 pm EST

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