Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired forward Marcus Kruger from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a fifth-round selection in the 2018 NHL Draft.

"We were determined to bring in experienced players with winning pedigrees and Marcus is another addition who fits that mold," said Francis. "He's a solid, two-way center who has achieved success both in the NHL and internationally."