Here we go!
We told you the next week leading up to the 2021 NHL Draft was going to be a busy one and the fun has started.
According the Detroit Red Wings, they have made a trade with the New York Islanders.
The Red Wings have acquired D Nick Leddy from the Islanders in exchange for F Richard Panik and the 52nd overall pick in the upcoming draft.
Steve Yzerman needed to upgrade the left side of his defense and he just made that happen.
Here are the full details of the trade.
Full trade:#Isles send Nick Leddy to DET for a 2021 2nd (52nd overall) and F Richard Panik. DET retains half of Panik's $2.75-million salary. Panik has two years left on his deal.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeAthletic) July 17, 2021
UPDATE: The Detroit #RedWings acquired D Nick Leddy from the New York Islanders in exchange for F Richard Panik and the 52nd selection (originally EDM) in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. pic.twitter.com/SNWmaoV14q
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) July 17, 2021
Stevie Y, the real reason the Bolts won back to back cups. This Leddy trade takes some pressure off Hronek, and Sieder this fall. Come trade deadline Wings will trade Leddy for a 1st round pick to a play-off team. Well done.
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