The Canucks started the trade deadline week by shipping Alex Burrows east to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for 19-year old prospect Jonathan Dahlen.
Tonight, after scratching Jannik Hansen, the Canucks dealt the 10-year veteran to the division-leading San Jose Sharks in exchange for Nikolay Goldobin and a conditional fourth round pick.
In addition to putting up some nice numbers at the AHL level this year, the Canucks can also rest easy knowing he won't be swiped away during the expansion draft.
Goldobin has 15 goals and 41 points in 46 AHL games this season.. Is exempt from the expansion draft too.. Another winger— Blake Price (@BlakePriceTSN) March 1, 2017
Goldobin, a 21-year old winger from Moscow, Russia, was taken with the 27th overall pick by the Sharks in the 2014 NHL Draft. He ranked third on the San Jose Barracudas this year in scoring with his 41 points.
In his official statement, Canucks GM Jim Benning said that the trade helps Vancouver with their goal of “continuing to build a younger, skilled team for the future."
Here are Goldobin’s career stats:
What makes this trade even more interesting is the fact that we’ll see Hansen in a Sharks uniform in less than 48 hours when the Canucks face the Sharks in San Jose.
There is still 12 hours left before the trade deadline. Can someone switch the “Now serving” number to 30?