RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired forward Egor Korshkov and defenseman David Warsofsky from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward Alex Galchenyuk. Warsofsky has been assigned to the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Korshkov, 24, has posted 31 points (16g, 15a) in 53 Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) games with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl this season, leading the team in goals and ranking tied for the team lead in points. He has registered 96 points (40g, 56a) in 225 career KHL games, all with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. The 6'4", 214-pound forward has appeared in one career NHL game with Toronto, scoring a goal in his NHL debut at Buffalo on Feb. 16, 2020. Korshkov tallied 25 points (16g, 9a) in 44 AHL games with Toronto last season. He represented Russia at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, posting eight points (2g, 6a) in seven games and earning a silver medal. The Novosibirsk, Russia, native was drafted by the Maple Leafs in the second round, 31st overall, of the 2016 NHL Draft.
Warsofsky, 30, has recorded 11 points (2g, 9a) in 55 career NHL games with Boston, Pittsburgh, New Jersey and Colorado. He has registered 233 points (55g, 178a) in 454 career AHL games with Providence, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, San Antonio and Colorado. The 5'9", 170-pound defenseman captained Wilkes-Barre/Scranton during the 2019-20 season, tallying 33 points (10g, 23a) in 51 games. Warsofsky posted 68 points (22g, 46a) in 113 NCAA games over three seasons at Boston University from 2008-11, winning a National Championship with the Terriers in 2009. The Marshfield, Mass., native represented the United States at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship, winning gold, as well as the 2016 IIHF World Championship. Warsofsky was drafted by St. Louis in the fourth round, 95th overall, of the 2008 NHL Draft. He is the younger brother of Chicago Wolves Head Coach Ryan Warsofsky.
Galchenyuk, 27, has scored one goal in eight NHL games with Ottawa this season. The 6'1", 207-pound forward has earned 321 points (136g, 185a) in 557 career NHL games with Montreal, Arizona, Pittsburgh, Minnesota and Ottawa. He was acquired by Carolina from Ottawa along with forward Cedric Paquette in exchange for forward Ryan Dzingel on Feb. 15.