The Detroit Red Wings have traded forward Gustav Nyquist to the San Jose Sharks for a 2019 second round pick and a conditional 2020 third round pick.
Nyquist agreed to waive his no-movement clause for the deal to go through.
Pierre LeBrun: The Red Wings are retaining 30 percent of Nyquist’s salary.
Max Bultman: “Condition on the 2020 3rd: becomes a second in 2020 if Sharks make the Cup final, or if Nyquist re-signs in San Jose”
The 29-year old Nyquist was drafted 121st overall in the fourth round of the 2008 draft by the Red Wings. He carries a $4.75 salary cap hit.
Thoughts from the media
Matt Porter: “*their already-good forward depth. Nyquist slots in nicely behind Meier/Kane. Sorensen probably drops to LW4.”
Jeff Paterson: “man, Doug Wilson just can’t stop making sizeable trades. Guy not afraid to pull the trigger, that’s for sure”
Jonathan Willis: “Nyquist is a great addition to an already excellent top-nine forward group in San Jose. That’s a fun team. I wonder if they pick up a goalie now.”
Max Bultman: “For what it’s worth, I wouldn’t sweat the salary retention even a little bit on this Nyquist deal. His contract expires this year. It’s irrelevant.”
Bob McKenzie: “BOS believed to be the Eastern Conference team that was closest to landing Nyquist.”
Brennan Klak: “Highway robbery for Doug Wilson. Imagine getting a guy on pace for 65 points and not having to pay a 1st round pick. Meier-Couture-Pavelski Kane-Hertl-Donskoi Nyquist-Thornton-Labanc Easily the deepest the
#SJSharks have ever been.”
#SJSharks just became an even stronger contender in the West with the expected addition of 29 year-old pending UFA Gustav Nyquist. He carries a $4.75M cap hit but only about 1/5 of that will hit the Sharks Cap at this stage of the season.#LGRW #TradeCentre pic.twitter.com/torAIQDCFJ
— Bill Comeau (@billius27) February 25, 2019
The #SJSharks have acquired Gustav Nyquist from the #LGRW. Nyquist has 49 points in 62 games & has done well exiting the defensive zone with the puck & controlling it in the attacking end. Solid in all 3 zones, Nyquist is a solid pick-up for playoff-bound Sharks. pic.twitter.com/4p3H507R66
— The Point (@ThePointHockey) February 25, 2019