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Hurricanes Trade Josh Jooris to the Penguins for Greg McKegg

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Jooris signed a one-year deal with Carolina in July.

Josh Jooris played in 31 games for the Hurricanes.
Jamie Kellner

The Carolina Hurricanes have traded forward Josh Jooris to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Greg McKegg.

Jooris, 27, played in 31 games for the Hurricanes and tallied six total points. In six games with the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers, he had three points.

McKegg, 25, has played in 26 games this season with the Penguins, scoring two goals and adding two assists. In 91 career NHL games, he has amassed seven goals and 13 points.

Barring any late news, that is the only trade that the Hurricanes made before the 3:00 pm trade deadline.

Below is the official press release.

RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired center Greg McKegg from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Josh Jooris. McKegg will join Carolina’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers.

McKegg, 25, has appeared in 26 NHL games with Pittsburgh this season, totaling four points (2g, 2a). The St. Thomas, Ont., native has also netted five goals and added seven assists (12 points) in 28 games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on the AHL level. Selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third round, 62nd overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, McKegg (6’0”, 191 lbs.) has appeared in 91 career NHL games with Toronto, Florida, Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh, registering 13 points (7g, 6a). He has totaled 147 points (67g, 80a) in 272 career AHL games with Toronto, Portland, Springfield and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.