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Oilers acquire forwards Henrique, Carrick from Ducks

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The Edmonton Oilers have acquired forwards Adam Henrique and Sam Carrick and goaltender Ty Taylor along with a 2024 seventh-round pick from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for their 2024 first-round pick and a conditional 2025 fifth-round pick.

The Tampa Bay Lightning also received a conditional 2025 fourth-round pick in the trade from the Oilers for retaining salary. The Ducks retained 50 per cent of both Henrique and Carrick's cap hits, while the Lightning retained an additional 25 per cent of Henrique's expiring $5.825 million cap hit.

TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports a third-party broker is likely involved in the deal.

Henrique, 34, has 18 goals and 42 points in 60 games this season.

This is the final season of a five-year, $29.125 million contract Henrique signed with the Ducks ahead of the 2018-19 season with an AAV of $5.82 million. He will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

Henrique was originally drafted in the third round of the 2008 NHL Entry draft by the New Jersey Devils and spent the first eight years of his career there before he was traded to the Ducks midway through the 2017-18 campaign.

In 890 career NHL games, the Brantford, Ont. native has 257 goals and 521 points.

Internationally, Henrique has represented Canada on a number of occasions, including as part of a gold medal-winning entry at the 2021 IIHF World Hockey Championships in Latvia.

Carrick, 32, has eight goals and 11 points in 61 games this season.

The 6-foot centre is on the final season of a two-year $1.7 million deal with a cap hit of $850,000 per season. He is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

After being drafted 144th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2010, Carrick broke through as a regular NHL player with the Ducks during the 2021-22 campaign, registering 11 goals and 19 points in 64 games.

Carrick has 26 goals and 48 points in 224 career games split between the Maple Leafs and Ducks.