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Hurricanes Trade Lindholm and Hanifin to Calgary for Hamilton, Ferland, Fox

Lindholm and Hanifin are the first players shipped out in what is expected to be a summer full of change for Carolina.

Jamie Kellner

The Carolina Hurricanes made a massive splash in Dallas on Saturday.

The Hurricanes have traded RFA forward Elias Lindholm and RFA defenseman Noah Hanifin to the Calgary Flames for defensemen Dougie Hamilton, forward Micheal Ferland, and top prospect Adam Fox.

Following is the press release from the team:

RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the Hurricanes have acquired defenseman Dougie Hamilton, forward Micheal Ferland and the rights to defenseman Adam Fox from the Calgary Flames in exchange for defenseman Noah Hanifin and forward Elias Lindholm.

”We’re excited to add two great young players to our lineup in Dougie Hamilton and Micheal Ferland, as well as an exciting prospect in Adam Fox,” said Waddell. ”We’d like to thank Noah and Elias for their contributions to the team and we wish them the best of luck moving forward.”

Hamilton, 25, scored a career-high 17 goals in 2017-18, tied for the most in the NHL by a defenseman. He ranked second among NHL defensemen in shots last season (270) and posted a career high in time on ice per game (21:32). Hamilton has appeared in 423 games over six NHL seasons with Calgary and Boston, posting 220 points (64g, 156a). The Toronto native was selected by the Bruins ninth overall in the 2011 NHL Draft, and is under contract through the 2020-21 season.

Ferland, 26, posted career-highs in goals (21), assists (20) and points (41) in 77 games with the Flames in 2017-18. Drafted by the Flames in the fifth round, 133rd overall, in the 2010 NHL Draft, the 6’2”, 207-pound forward has appeared in 250 NHL games over four seasons, recording 89 points (42g, 47a). The Swan River, Manitoba, native is under contract through the 2018-19 season.

Fox, 20, completed his sophomore season at Harvard in 2017-18, recording 28 points (6g, 22a), and was named a First Team All-American for the second consecutive year. As a freshman in 2016-17, he led all NCAA defensemen in scoring with 40 points (6g, 34a), and was named ECAC and Ivy League Rookie of the Year. The native of Jericho, NY, was drafted by the Flames in third round, 66th overall, of the 2016 NHL Draft. Fox appeared in back-to-back IIHF World Junior Championships with Team USA, winning gold in 2017 and bronze in 2018.

Hanifin, 21, appeared in 239 games with the Hurricanes over three seasons after being drafted fifth overall in 2015, posting 83 points (18g, 65a). Lindholm, 23, posted 188 points (64g, 124a) in 374 NHL games in Carolina after being drafted fifth overall by the Hurricanes in 2013.

Don Waddell spoke to media after the conclusion of the trade:

Hurricanes GM Don Waddell discusses the Canes draft day trade. Carolina receives Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland and Adam Fox for Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin.

Posted by Canes Country on Saturday, June 23, 2018