Carolina Hurricanes & Vegas Golden Knights Complete Trade

The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired Zack Hayes in exchange for future considerations.

Although the Golden Knights have become famous for their future considerations trade, this one is not due to freeing up cap space. Instead, this move has trimmed Vegas' roster from 50 to 49 players. This, in turn, now gives Vegas the freedom to add another player to their system. Therefore, it was a move of purpose for Vegas. 

The Hurricanes, on the other hand, are adding a depth defenseman in Hayes. The 23-year-old played in his first three NHL games last year with the Golden Knights, where he had zero points and a minus-2 rating. The Calgary native has played in 14 games this campaign with the Henderson Silver Knights, where he has one assist and 13 penalty minutes. Let's see how he performs for the Chicago Wolves from here. 

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