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Hurricanes Trade Forrest to San Jose

by Ken Preston / Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina receives future considerations for defenseman

RALEIGH, NC—Ron Francis, Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Development for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has traded defenseman J.D. Forrest to San Jose in exchange for future considerations.

Forrest, 26, is in his third professional season and has scored three goals and earned seven assists (10 points) in 19 games this season with Carolina’s top minor-league affiliate, the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League. The Auburn, NY, native played two seasons in Finland following his four-year collegiate career at Boston College, but missed the entire 2006-07 season with a knee injury. In 2002-03, Forrest (5’9”, 185 lbs.) was named to the Hockey East Second All-Star Team and the NCAA East Second All-American Team following his junior season at Boston College. He finished his collegiate career with 24 goals, 74 assists (98 points in 144 games with the Eagles. The Hurricanes drafted Forrest in the sixth round, 181st overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, and signed him as a free agent during the 2006 off season.

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