Canes Corner

Canes acquire veteran F Kruger in trade with Vegas

Posted July 4

Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward (30) blocks a shot during tonights game.Hurricanes vs Blackhawks on October 15, 2013  in Raleigh North Carolina. (Photos By Anthony Barham)

— The Carolina Hurricanes busy offseason continued Tuesday as they acquired veteran forward Marcus Kruger from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2018 Draft.

Kruger is a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013 and 2015. He also won gold with Sweden in the 2017 IIHF World Championship, bronze in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, silver at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, silver at the 2011 IIHF World Championship and bronze at the 2010 World Junior Championship.

“We were determined to bring in experienced players with winning pedigrees and Marcus is another addition who fits that mold,” said Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager. “He’s a solid, two-way center who has achieved success both in the NHL and internationally.”

Kruger scored five goals and added 12 assists last season for the Blackhawks while winning 52.3 percent of his face-offs taken. He has scored 33 goals and registrered 105 points in hs 398-game NHL career. He's added 16 points in 87 career playoff games.

His 2017 IIHF World's title came while playing alongside fellow Canes, Elias Lindholm, Victor Rask and Joakim Nordstrom.

Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • Golf: Senior Open Championship

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASCAR Xfinity Series #1: Iowa

    Saturday at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Milwaukee Brewers at Washington Nationals

    Tonight at 7:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • San Francisco Giants at LA Dodgers

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • San Francisco Giants at LA Dodgers

    Sunday at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • Panthertalk with Ron Rivera

    Monday at 7:05 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Minor League Baseball
International League
Louisville 9:00 PT10:00 MT11:00 CT12:00 ET5:00 GMT
Syracuse 
Rochester 10:35 PT11:35 MT12:35 CT1:35 ET6:35 GMT
Indianapolis 
Pawtucket 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Toledo 
Gwinnett 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Lehigh Valley 
Columbus 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Charlotte 
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Norfolk 
Durham 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Buffalo 
ATP Scoreboard
Tuesday, Jul. 25
Suisse Open Gstaad (ATP)
First Round
(8) J. Sousa6 6    
S. Giraldo3 3    
T. Monteiro77 3 6   
A. Dolgopolov65 6 3   
(7) D. Lajovic3 63    
D. Brown6 77    
D. Brands 
E. Gulbis 
(5) P. Lorenzi 
M. Chiudinell 
T. Bellucci 
H. Laaksonen 
 
Atlanta Open (ATP)
First Round
(5) K. Edmund6 7    
M. Baghdatis3 5    
R. Opelka7 614 1   
M. Jaziri5 716 6   
B. Fratangelo5 6 63   
V. Pospisil7 4 77   
(6) D. Young6 6    
T. Smyczek4 2    
F. Tiafoe7 4 65   
J. Millman5 6 77   
P. Gojowczyk4 6 77   
G. Pella6 3 65   
T. Fritz65 4    
C. Eubanks77 6    
D. Sela7 6    
K. Kravchuk5 2    
 
German Open (ATP)
First Round
(2) P. Cuevas6 5 4   
A. Kuznetsov3 7 6   
(3) K. Khachanov6 6    
R. Molleker4 3    
T. Haas5 2    
N. Kicker7 6    
C. Berlocq78 5 3   
F. Delbonis66 7 6   
P. Kohlschrei6 6    
A. Rublev3 1    
(1) A. Ramos-Vino77 3 64   
L. Mayer63 6 77   
(7) F. Verdasco67 77 0   
J. Vesely79 60 0   
J. Hernandez- 
A. Bedene 
(8) D. Ferrer 
N. Basilashvi 
 
WTA Scoreboard
Tuesday, Jul. 25
Ericsson Open (WTA)
First Round
K. Kozlova3 6 77   
M. Bjorklund6 2 64   
I. Bara2 6 2   
E. Mertens6 4 6   
(5) C. Suarez Nav6 6    
J. Paolini1 0    
P. Tig2 3    
A. Rus6 6    
M. Trevisan4 3    
V. Golubic6 6    
C. Lister1 2    
A. Krunic6 6    
E. Alexandrov4 6 65   
E. Kulichkova6 4 77   
(1) C. Wozniacki6 3 6   
P. Parmentier3 6 2   
(9) J. Larsson77 5 64   
M. Barthel63 7 77   
B. Krejcikova6 6    
A. Beck0 0    
(8) J. Goerges4 2    
V. Tomova6 2    
(3) C. Garcia5 6 6   
I. Begu7 3 4   
(6) K. Bertens6 6    
C. Witthoeft1 4    
 
Jiangxi Open (WTA)
First Round
J. Lu6 1 78   
Z. Diyas3 6 66   
(5) Y. Duan5 4    
A. Rodionova7 6    
M. Kato1 4    
Y. Wang6 6    
(6) J. Jankovic6 7    
J. Kang2 5    
(8) R. Ozaki0 5    
L. Zhu6 7