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Report: Canucks, Canes discussed Pettersson trade

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Before making reported significant progress on a contract extension, the Vancouver Canucks engaged with the Carolina Hurricanes in trade talks for star forward Elias Pettersson, sources told Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Pettersson previously stated he preferred to wait until after the 2023-24 campaign to resume extension talks, but with the chance Vancouver could move him, the Swede allowed his agents to continue negotiations, Friedman added.

The extension is expected to be for eight years and could be finalized in the coming days. The average annual value is unknown.

It's also unclear what type of package the Hurricanes were willing to offer for Pettersson.

The 25-year-old is a pending restricted free agent but could become unrestricted in 2025.

Pettersson is on pace for his second straight 100-point season, as he's recorded 29 goals and 46 assists in 61 games for the NHL-leading Canucks this year. He won the Calder Trophy in 2018-19 and finished seventh in Selke Trophy voting last season.

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