The @Carolina Hurricanes and @New York Rangers completed a swap of prospects Tuesday morning while the @Winnipeg Jets stocked up on defense.
The Hurricanes flipped F @Julien Gauthier to the Rangers in exchange for D @Joey Keane, while the @Winnipeg Jets traded a 2020 third-round pick for D Dylan DeMelo from the @Ottawa Senators.
WPG adds $227K Cap Hit remainder of year.
-10P 49 GP
-49.3% 5v5 GF, 54.4% DFF (+7% rel), 52.3% Corsi (+6.6% rel)
-Rep'd by Brian MacDonald https://t.co/TyxSjJ9rbr
— PuckPedia (@PuckPedia) February 18, 2020
DeMelo has notched 10 assists in 49 games this season. He’s posted strong underlying numbers for the Sens this year posting a 52.37 CF% and a 55.75 xGF%.
Gauthier, 22, has played in 44 games with the Charlotte Checkers in the AHL scoring 26-11—37 in that time. He was a 2016 1st round draft pick, but never seemed to gain traction with the Hurricanes.
He’s been a strong player in the AHL, though, scoring 103 points in 184 points.
Keane, meanwhile, has appeared in 49 AHL games with Hartford scoring 8-20—30 in that time — his first pro season.. The 20-year-old was drafted by the Rangers in the 3rd round of the 2018 draft.
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