Vancouver Island hockey player traded on busy day for NHL trades
An NHL player from Nanaimo was on the road as part of a busy day to start the league’s free agent signing period.
On Wednesday, July 13, defenseman Dylan Coghlan was traded along with forward Max Pacioretty from the Vegas Golden Knights to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for future considerations.
Coghlan, 24, scored three goals and added 10 assists in 59 games last season with the Golden Nights. The 6-foot-2, 229-pound player has played in 88 career NHL games.
“Dylan is a young right-handed defender who adapts well to our system. We like his ability to take time and space and play fast defensively,” Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell said in a press release.
As Coghlan leaves the Golden Knights, another player with a Nanaimo connection arrives in that organization.
Vegas has signed forward Sheldon Rempal, a former star scorer with the Nanaimo Clippers, to a two-year, two-way deal. Rempal was the Abbotsford Canucks’ AHL leading scorer last season with 69 points – 33 goals and 36 assists – in 55 games. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound, 30-year-old has 11 career NHL games on his resume.
— Karl Yu (@KarlYuBulletin) July 13, 2022