The Edmonton Oilers have traded forward Jesse Puljujarvi to the Carolina Hurricanes for Patrick Puistola.
No salary was retained.
Thoughts from the media
Frank Seravalli: “One of those win-win trades.
#Canes will still be very active in other deals but knew they weren’t going to use all $10m in LTIR space. No risk, test an RFA for 7 wks.
#Oilers move on from Puljujarvi without having to pay to do so. Take a flier on unsigned pick.”
Bob Stauffer: “The @EdmontonOilers clear out 3M in cap space. My guess is that will open up cap space potentially for a D”
Cap Friendly: “After trading Jesse Puljujärvi to Carolina, the #LetsGoOilers now have $4,412,500 in usable LTI Salary space with a roster of 19 (someone will need to be recalled or acquired before 5pm ET).”
Mark Spector: “My read: Holland just couldn’t broker a deal that included Puljujarvi, and reached out the one team that had shown tepid interest in Puljujarvi – CAR. He jumped at the chance to move Puljujarvi with no asset attached. Presto! $3M in cap space.”
- Mark Spector: “Now, instead of being capped out at 21 players, he can bring up 2 or 3 making $1M or less. So he can trade 2 roster players at deadline and not be caught with a 19-man roster.”
Daniel Nugent-Bowman: “Forward Patrik Puistola, an unsigned 2019 third-round draft pick currently playing for Jukurit in Liiga, is the return for Puljujarvi. The move clears $3 million in cap space for the Oilers.”
Carolina makes an extremely on-brand acquisition for a forward that drives play and can’t score. pic.twitter.com/sRJWaTq0IX
— dom 🕰️ (@domluszczyszyn) February 28, 2023
If you’re interested, here is Puljujarvi’s card from the last season. Another player driven out of Edmonton by the media. And Puljujarvi still has a potential to become a legit TOP9 forward at least. pic.twitter.com/Byi49m4prA
— Andy & Rono (@ARHockeyStats) February 28, 2023
The Hurricanes have done it again!
Look for a gigantic rebound in Puljujarvi’s impacts and him playing a prominent role for a team that goes long in the playoffs while the Oilers get a player that likely never plays in the NHL.
Comical trade for the Oilers. https://t.co/3VuzZ1SRb2 pic.twitter.com/mkprQMu3Md
— Byron Bader (@ByronMBader) February 28, 2023