Golden Knights trade Haula to Hurricanes for Nicolas Roy

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The Vegas Golden Knights dealt forward Erik Haula to the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday for prospect Nicolas Roy and a conditional fifth-round pick in 2021, the teams announced.

Vegas will get the fifth-rounder if Haula re-signs in Carolina, if the Hurricanes trade him for either a player or multiple picks, or if he's traded for a pick in Rounds 1-5. If Haula walks as a free agent next year, Vegas will not receive a draft selection, TSN's Pierre LeBrun reports.

Haula is entering the final year of his contract and carries a $2.75-million cap hit, according to CapFriendly.

He missed the final 67 regular-season games and all seven of the Golden Knights' playoff contests this spring due to a knee injury suffered in November.

The 28-year-old notched 29 goals and 55 points with Vegas in 2017-18 before serving as the team's second-line center during its improbable run to the Stanley Cup Final.

Vegas claimed Haula from the Minnesota Wild in the 2017 expansion draft.

Roy, a 22-year-old center, spent most of the 2018-19 campaign with the Hurricanes' AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers. He tallied 17 goals and 36 regular-season points for the Checkers before adding 15 points in 19 postseason games as Charlotte captured the Calder Cup.

Golden Knights trade Haula to Hurricanes for Nicolas Roy
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