RALEIGH, NC - The Carolina Hurricanes today announced that the team has acquired left wing Jordan Martinook and Arizona's fourth-round selection in the 2018 NHL Draft in exchange for center Marcus Kruger and Carolina's third-round pick in the 2018 Draft. The Hurricanes also retain 10 percent of Kruger's salary in the deal.
"Jordan is a physical player who kills penalties," said Don Waddell, president and acting general manager of the Hurricanes. "This gives us some options with our forward group as we head toward the next season."
Martinook, 25, completed his fourth NHL season in 2017-18, totaling six goals and nine assists (15 points) in 81 games played. The Brandon, MB, native ranked second among Coyotes forwards in hits (128) and shorthanded time on ice (1:50 per game), averaging 14:01 of ice time per games. Originally selected by Arizona in the second round, 58th overall, at the 2012 NHL Draft, Martinook established career highs in goals (11) and points (25) in 2017-18, and has totaled 65 points (26g, 39a) in 247 career NHL games.