The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded forward Jonathan Drouin to the Montreal Canadiens in a deal that gets them defensive prospect Mikhail Sergachev.
The teams announced the deal Thursday, about 48 hours before the NHL's trade freeze prior to the Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft. Along with Sergachev, Tampa Bay gets a conditional 2018 second-round pick and Montreal a 2018 conditional sixth-rounder.
The 22-year-old Drouin set career highs last season with 21 goals, 32 assists and 53 points, and is a pending restricted free agent. He has had a rocky tenure with the Lighting since being the third pick in 2013, asking for a trade in 2015-16 and coming back to play a prominent role this past season in the absence of injured captain Steven Stamkos.
Sergachev was the ninth pick last year.
Hurricanes sign Teravainen to two-year deal
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes and forward Teuvo Teravainen have agreed to terms for a two-year deal worth more than $5.7 million.
The Hurricanes announced the deal Thursday, exactly a year after that they acquired the 22-year-old Teravainen in a trade with Chicago. He will earn $2.86 million in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.
Teravainen had 15 goals and 27 assists in 81 games last season, all career highs. He was also second among Hurricanes skaters with 15 power-play points.
In a statement, Carolina general manager and executive vice president Ron Francis said Teravainen is "an important part of what we are building here."
The Hurricanes also announced that assistant general manager Mike Vellucci will coach the Charlotte Checkers, the team's American Hockey League affiliate.