National Hockey League Updates – In the latest NHL trade news, the Anaheim Ducks sent Michael Sgarbossa to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Logan Shaw, both clubs confirmed on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old Sgarbossa started the season in the American Hockey League (AHL) but played in nine games for the Ducks this regular season. The forward had two assists in limited minutes in Anaheim.
Potential stars for both Ducks, Panthers?
Meanwhile, Shaw, who is also 24 years old, had seven points (5 goals and 2 assists) in 53 games for Florida in the 2015-2016 season before moving to the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds earlier this year.
The forward was a third round pick (76th overall) in the 2011 draft while Sgarbossa came in a trade with the Avalanche in 2015.
This was a lateral move for both teams with both players as prospects and being the same age.
Anaheim Ducks, Florida Panthers have similar records
Anaheim looks forward to having Logan Shaw in the lineup, but it’s not clear if he can earn playing time with the Ducks leading the Pacific Division in the Western Conference. Anaheim is 9-7-3 so far this season.
Meanwhile, the Panthers have a similar record (10-8-1) but are playing in a tougher division. They are just fifth in the Atlantic Division and 10th overall in the Eastern Conference.
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