Hurricanes forward requested trade from team earlier this season

Published June 9, 2023 at 8:14
The Carolina Hurricanes were deep at the center position during the 2022-23 season with Sebastian Aho, Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Jordan Staal, which limited options for 23-year-old Jack Drury.

During his article in The Athletic analyzing the team's off-season ahead Cory Lavalette revealed that Jack Drury requested a trade from the Carolina Hurricanes earlier in the 2022-23 season.

"Drury already asked for a trade last season, and the former second-round pick is the type of player Carolina has shipped out in the past — see other drafted-and-developed bottom-six players like Nicolas Roy, Eetu Loustarinen and Janne Kuokkanen. With Vasily Ponomarev waiting in the wings as a potential fourth-line center, Drury could be used as a piece to a bigger deal." Lavalette said.

Drury, a native of New York, split time this season between the Hurricanes and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Chicago Wolves. In 38 games for Carolina, Drury had eight points and added three assists during 13 Stanley Cup Playoff appearances.

Meanwhile in the American Hockey League, Drury recorded 24 points (11 goals, 13 assists), 23 penalty minutes and was a plus-two in 37 games.

Drury will be entering the final year of his entry-level contract during the 2023-24 season that sees him earn $925,000. While it's unlikely that the Hurricanes want to trade Drury this early into his professional career, as Lavalette says, he could be apart of a big trade for the Hurricanes. One name Don Waddell could have his eye on this off-season is Senators RFA forward Alex DeBrincat, who doesn't want to remain in Ottawa.

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Hurricanes forward requested trade from team earlier this season

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