Canucks Ship Nate Schmidt to Winnipeg
Sergei Belski-USA TODAY SportsAccording to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Vancouver Canucks have acquired a third-round choose in 2022 – the identical spherical and yr that the Canucks moved to get him final yr – from Winnipeg in alternate for defenseman Nate Schmidt.Schmidt moved over to Vancouver final fall after the Golden Knights signed prime UFA Alex Pietrangelo to a long-term contract. Schmidt struggled in his one yr in Vancouver, ending with 5 targets and 15 factors and customarily taking part in at a decrease high quality than what had been seen in Washington and Vegas. Schmidt needed to waive a no-trade clause for the deal to occur, and experiences out of Vancouver mentioned he would not have waived it for Winnipeg. That has seemingly modified within the final day.Winnipeg acquired Brenden Dillon from the Washington Capitals on Monday night, so the addition of the 2 defenders reveals the crew is dedicated to addressing its protection difficulty with out promoting off main property.After shopping for out Holtby and buying and selling away Schmidt, the Canucks have managed to unlock simply south of $10 million in wage room forward of the beginning of free company Wednesday afternoon.