The Hurricanes today traded Marcus Kruger and a third-round pick in this year’s draft to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for left wing Jordan Martinook and a fourth-round pick.
Kruger spent the latter part of this season in the AHL, logging eight points (4g, 4a) in 19 games with the Checkers. The veteran forward missed the final game of the regular season and was ruled out of the playoffs due to injury, however.
The 25-year-old Martinook has spent the last three full seasons with the Coyotes, with his most recent AHL experience coming in 2014-15. In three seasons with the Portland Pirates, the Manitoba native recorded 92 points (38g, 54a) in 182 AHL games.
Martinook is not eligible to join the Checkers in the Calder Cup playoffs.