Vincent Trocheck Sent to Carolina for Package of Players

Ruben Hill
February 27, 2020

The Florida Panthers have traded forward Vincent Trocheck to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for forwards Erik Haula, Lucas Wallmark, defender Chase Priskie and another prospect, according to Elliotte Friedman.

The Carolina Hurricanes made a big move on trade deadline day, trading for Panthers center Vincent Trocheckin exchange for centers Erik Haula and Lucas Wallmark along with prospects Chase Priskie and Eetu Luostarinen.

Trocheck, 26, has 10 goals and 36 points through 55 games so far this season - his seventh career campaign - and has already matched his goals and games played totals from a year ago.

Haula, 28, has 12 goals and 10 assists in 41 games this season.

A third-round pick by Florida in 2011, Trocheck has 111 goals and 171 assists in 420 games since making his Panthers debut in March 2014.

Trocheck has two years remaining on his contract after this season, at a salary cap hit of $4.75 million. "Haula and Wallmark give us more depth in the forward line and more options for our coaches as we continue our quest to make the playoffs this season".

What's also important to note is that Trocheck comes to the Hurricanes with term left on his deal. He has played both on the power play and penalty kill, though he hasn't been used frequently this season in shorthanded situations.

The Hurricanes signed defenseman Chase Priskie this offseason after the Capitals draft pick chose not to sign with Washington and became a free agent. His 29 goals, 26 assists, and 55 points through 76 games with Vegas in 2017-18 were career-highs across the board, but a serious knee injury in 2018 kept him from repeating that success. Priskie, 23, had six goals and 25 assists in 52 games this season with the AHL's Charlotte Checkers.

Scoring six goals and 31 points in 52 games in his first AHL season, Priskie could be a very solid building-block piece for the Panthers who may be ready to contribute in the National Hockey League sooner than later.

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