Hurricanes give Dougie Hamilton permission to talk to other teams

Carolina Hurricanes' Dougie Hamilton (19) celebrates his game-winning goal with teammate Teuvo Teravainen (86) in overtime of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Karl B DeBlaker/AP)

The Carolina Hurricanes have given Dougie Hamilton permission to talk to other NHL teams, opening the door to a potential sign-and-trade deal, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reports.

The move also allows the star defenceman to shop around for the best offer.

Hamilton will be an unrestricted free agent during the off-season after wrapping up a six-year, $34.5-million contract. He was traded from the Calgary Flames to Carolina in June of 2018.

The 27-year-old recorded 10 goals and 42 points during 55 regular season games, and added two goals and five points in 11 playoff games this season.

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