Thursday, June 28, 2018

Pens Lighten Load by Trading Sheary & Hunwick

2018 Season July 1st, 2018
To Buffalo POS Age GP Goals Points Years Cap Hit
Conor Sheary F 26 79 18 30 2 $3 mil
Matt Hunwick D 33 42 4 10 2 $2.25 mil
To Pittsburgh POS Age GP Goals Points Years Cap Hit
Conditional 2019 4th Round Draft Pick

Still catching up with deals made over the last couple of days and one big one saw the Buffalo Sabres make some additions for cheap, as the Pittsburgh Penguins were looking to offload a little bit of salary to keep their operation rather flexible.

The Sabres acquired forward Conor Sheary and defenseman Matt Hunwick for a conditional pick, which starts as a 4th rounder next season, but could move up to a 3rd rounder, if Sheary hits 20 goals or 40 points or if they deal Hunwick before the draft next year.

Sheary was a fringe hockey pool player, not quite producing at the rate expected of him and his salary cap hit last season, which certainly made him expendable in this off-season.  The Sabres will certainly get a serviceable winger in this case, adding to their depth and their overall ability to compete in the east.

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