Hurricanes, Avalanche Swing Trade

A trade to report as teams finesse their rosters around the league in advance of season openers this week. The Colorado Avalanche have acquired defenseman Caleb Jones from the Carolina Hurricanes for forward Callahan Burke.

Burke was placed on waivers a couple of weeks back by the Avs, and for now, he will stay with the AHL's Colorado Eagles, on loan, until the 'Canes are in need. Burke is on a two-way deal, $775,000 at the NHL level, $125,000 at the AHL. He recorded 16 goals and 39 points in 70 games for the Eagles last season.

“Callahan is a solid, two-way winger who will add to our organizational depth at forward,” said Carolina GM Don Waddell.

As for Jones, he played 73 games on the blueline for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2022-23, recording 16 points, in 19 minutes per night. He's entering his 6th season in the NHL. His one-way contract pays $775,000. He will quite likely be serving as the 7th defenseman for the Avs. 

He's collected 50 points on 14 goals and 36 assists in 217 career NHL games with the Edmonton Oilers and Chicago.

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