Well, that was an eventful 10 minutes!
Just moments after the Leafs announced they had traded Patrick Marleau to the Carolina Hurricanes, the New Jersey Devils took front seat when they acquired P.K. Subban from the Nashville Predators. New Jersey gave up 2013 second-round pick Steven Santini, 2016 seventh-rounder Jeremy Davies, and a pair of draft picks in the transaction, according to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun.
The move comes less than 24 hours after the Devils tabbed Jack Hughes as the number one pick of the 2019 NHL Draft. We’re talking about P.K. Subban and the year 2019 people, so obviously Twitter blew up after the deal surfaced.
With the move, Nashville cleared $9 million in cap space and now sit with $13,961,668 in projected space, per CapFriendly. LeBrun reports that the move could lead to the Preds ultimately signing free agent Matt Duchene..
After finishing third last in the NHL with 72 points, hockey fans can probably expect a stronger outing from the Devils next season. Thoughts on the trade?