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Canes' Harrison dealt to Jets for draft pick

The Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday traded veteran defenseman Jay Harrison to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

General manager Ron Francis, in a statement, said Harrison "represented our organization with class and we wish him and his family nothing but the best.”

Harrison, 32, had a goal and three assists, and a minus-5 rating, in 20 games for the Hurricanes this season. He played in six seasons for Carolina, notching 68 points (21 goals, 47 assists) in 317 games.

Harrison played under Jets coach Paul Maurice with the Canes, and earlier with the Toronto Marlies and Maple Leafs.

The trade comes one day before the NHL’s trade freeze for the Christmas break.