Hurricanes Rumors: Young Forward Becoming Trade Candidate

Jack Drury, a 23-year-old center for the Carolina Hurricanes, is garnering attention as a potential rental player leading up to the upcoming trade deadline.

Despite his skill and potential, Drury finds himself amidst a competitive lineup of valuable centers that are pivotal to the Hurricanes' success.

Set to become a restricted free agent next summer, Drury's contract situation adds complexity to the team's considerations.

With a surplus of talented centers, the Hurricanes are faced with the prospect of utilizing Drury's value before his entry-level contract expires.

The team's depth at the center position presents an opportunity for the Hurricanes to explore trade options that could benefit their roster.

If Drury doesn't demonstrate significant improvement in his performance over the course of this season, the Hurricanes might seriously contemplate including him in potential trades.

Over his first two seasons, Drury has scored four goals and 10 points across 40 games played. He's a former second-round pick by the Hurricanes in the 2018 NHL Draft.

This strategic move could help them address other needs in their lineup, potentially enhancing their competitiveness for a playoff push. Photo Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports