In a minor move this afternoon, the Florida Panthers have dealt 24-year-old forward Connor Brickley to the Carolina Hurricanes for Brody Sutter, as first reported by Brennan Klak. Brickley was the Panthers second-round choice in 2010 and debuted in Florida in 2015-16 scoring one goal and five points in 23 games.
Meanwhile Brody, a member of the famous Sutter hockey family, was selected in the seventh-round of the 2011 entry draft by the Hurricanes. He has skated in 12 NHL contests over the last two seasons and has failed to register a point. In 2015-16, he netted 24 points in 70 contests with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL.
The trade is unlikely to impact either club’s NHL product this season and instead each player will serve as minor league depth. Brickley, who has tallied a total of 74 points in 118 AHL games over the last two campaigns, would appear to have the best chance to contribute at the NHL level.