UPDATE: The Golden Knights have confirmed this trade with the inclusion of a 2021 5th Round Conditional pick also coming to Vegas in the deal.
According to Jesse Granger with The Athletic, the Golden Knights offseason cap compliance trade bonanza is officially underway.
Breaking news: The Golden Knights have traded Erik Haula to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for prospect Nicolas Roy, multiple sources confirm with The Athletic.
— Jesse Granger (@JesseGranger_) June 27, 2019
Nicolas Roy is a 22-year-old forward who was drafted in the 4th round of the 2015 Draft. He has played the previous two full seasons with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL scoring 11 and 17 goals in 2017-18 and 2018-19 respectively.
He really burst onto the scene in the Calder Cup Playoff run which eventually ended with Roy’s Checkers defeating the Golden Knights affiliate the Chicago Wolves. Roy scored six goals and tallied nine assists in 16 playoff games.
Roy is a big forward standing 6’4″ tall and weighing 207 pounds.
Let's talk about Erik Haula for Nicolas Roy https://t.co/pKG3xX1Yn4
— SinBin.vegas (@SinBinVegas) June 27, 2019