The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired defenseman Joey Keane from the New York Rangers in exchange for Julien Gauthier.
A third-round pick in 2018, Keane spent three years in the OHL with Barrie and London, logging 102 points (21g, 81a) in 195 career games. He also earned a spot on the OHL’s Third All-Star Team in 2018.
"Joey is right-shot, offensive-minded defenseman," said Carolina GM Don Waddell. "His ability to produce at the AHL level at 20 years old is encouraging, and we believe he has a bright future."
The 22-year-old Gauthier departs having logged 103 points in 184 AHL games with Charlotte over the last three seasons and ranks third in franchise history with 69 goals in a Checkers sweater. The 21st overall pick in 2016, Gauthier also made his NHL debut this season and appeared in five contests for the Canes.