The Hurricanes proceed so as to add forward of Friday’s commerce deadline.
We have a commerce to announce. For the second time previously two days, the Hurricanes have added to their group forward of Friday’s commerce deadline. As first reported by Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, the Hurricanes are bolstering their blue line by including Arizona’s Shayne Gostisbehere.
The Hurricanes received’t surrender a lot to do that, they usually received’t surrender something within the fast future, as a 2026 third-round choose is headed again to Arizona to convey “Ghost Bear” to Raleigh.
This fulfills one other merchandise on Carolina’s pre-deadline buying record, because the Hurricanes have been reportedly searching for a left-shot defenseman who might run their second power-play unit.
The offensive-minded Gostisbehere is definitely that. He’s obtained 10 targets and 31 factors this yr, with three of these targets and 10 of these factors approaching the ability play.
Gostisbehere, who spent the primary seven seasons of his profession in Philadelphia earlier than spending the final two in Arizona, boasts 84 targets and 301 factors in 515 video games performed, with 135 profession power-play factors.
He provides one other good shot to the Hurricanes’ roster, which now has three defensemen, one on every pairing, with double-digit targets (Brent Burns and Brady Skjei are the others).
Gostisbehere, along with the second power-play unit, seemingly slots into the left facet of the Hurricanes’ third defensive pairing subsequent to Jalen Chatfield, sliding Calvin de Haan into the seventh defenseman spot and additional boosting the group’s depth.
Gostisbehere is within the closing yr of a seven-year contract with a $4.5-million cap hit; he’ll be a UFA this summer time.
The official press launch from the group follows:
RALEIGH, NC. – Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, at present introduced that the group has acquired defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere from the Arizona Coyotes in trade for Carolina’s third-round choose within the 2026 NHL Draft.
“Shayne is a smooth-skating, puck-moving defenseman,” stated Waddell. “We think his offensive skill set and veteran presence will help bolster our blueline.”
Gostisbehere, 29, has tallied 31 factors (10g, 21a) in 52 NHL video games with the Coyotes this season. The 5’11”, 180-pound defenseman has posted 301 factors (84g, 217a) in 515 profession NHL video games with Arizona and Philadelphia. During his rookie season with the Flyers in 2015-16, Gostisbehere registered 46 factors (17g, 29a) and was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team. He additionally completed second that season in voting for the Calder Trophy, offered yearly to the league’s rookie of the yr. Gostisbehere performed three seasons of NCAA hockey at Union College from 2011-14, profitable a National Championship in 2014. The Pembroke Pines, Fla., native received gold with the United States on the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship and skated for Team North America on the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Gostisbehere was drafted by Philadelphia within the third spherical, 78th general, of the 2012 NHL Draft.