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He said it: Waddell on the trade and the deadline overall

The Carolina Hurricanes made just a single deal in the waning minutes as the NHL’s trade deadline came to a close.

The Canes sent out former 2014 seventh overall pick, Haydn Fleury, to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for 29 year old Finnish defenseman, Jani Hakanpaa, and a 2022 sixth-round pick.

In Hakanpaa, Carolina is getting the right-handed defenseman they’ve been searching for, but also one who is a 6’5” and 218-pound, stay-at-home defender that also brings another physical edge to the lineup.

Canes general manager Don Waddell spoke with the media via Zoom following the end of the deadline.