The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired defenseman Kyle Wood from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Trevor Carrick.

Wood, 23, is coming off a 35-point season with the San Jose Barracuda in which he ranked second among team defensemen in scoring and matched his career high with 29 assists. The Ontario native has recorded 97 points (23g, 74a) in 187 AHL games over his three full pro seasons with Springfield, Tucson and San Jose, including a 14-goal, 43-point rookie campaign that netted him a spot in the 2016-17 AHL All-Star Game and on the All-Rookie Team.

Selected in the third-round of the 2014 draft by Colorado, Wood logged 93 points (27g, 66a) in 165 OHL games over four seasons with Brampton and North Bay prior to turning pro.

Carrick departs as the franchise leader in games played, appearing in a Charlotte sweater 347 times over the last five seasons. The 25-year-old also ranks third all-time in points (181), assists (141), penalty minutes (361) and power-play points (88) – leading all blue liners in those categories – is tied for the franchise lead in power-play assists (75) and leads all defensemen in goals (40) and power-play goals (13). A fourth-round pick by Carolina in 2012, Carrick also holds four of the top seven single-season scoring marks by a defenseman in franchise history, and has earned himself two trips to the AHL All-Star Classic.
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Director of Communications Nicholas Niedzielski joined the Checkers in the summer of 2014. A Texas native, he previously worked for the AHL's Texas Stars.