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.
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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.
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Wlliam Victor Grigsby
Who else needs to go? Still way over the cap limit?
Only need to shed about another $3 to $4 million. I still think it’ll end up being Colin Miller when it’s all said and done. But it wouldn’t shock me if that doesn’t happen for a little while. Also wouldn’t shock me if it happens tomorrow.
It’s funny how we’ve heard so many names mentioned as trade possibilities but Haula was never really at the top of the list. Although I hate to see him go, this one makes a lot of sense. He was the one guy that didn’t really have a true fit in the lineup anymore. I hope he does great things in Carolina. He’s a class act
Good luck Haula. Your game winning goal in 2OT against the Kings was the stuff of legend. You won’t be forgotten.
Catherine A McGowen
Sad to see him go. His spark coming off the bench is awesome. Perhaps Carolinas can really give him the ultimate spot to see that spark become a blaze. Best always!☘
and so it begins. Haula is still a question mark because of his serious knee injury. the knights only gain $1.94 million net cap space on this deal.
and according to Gary Lawless, Roy is slated to be the 4th line center, so I guess Bellemare is a goner.
they need to shed more than that, Ken. are you including the upcoming signings of Gusev, Nosek, Engelland, and Subban?
plus, the replacement for Miller. and plus the 500k that McPhee retained to dump Tatar
They’ll be ok.
you would think that the Blackhawks, Devils, and Ottawa are all trade partner possibilities for VGK now.
remember that old famous cowboy, Roy (Wah) Rogers?