Canes acquire veteran F Kruger in trade with Vegas
Posted July 4
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.