Monday’s roundup: Ducks trade goalie Andersen to Leafs
Anaheim, Calif. — The Anaheim Ducks have traded goalie Frederik Andersen to the Toronto Maple Leafs for two draft picks.
The teams announced the deal Monday.
Anaheim acquired the 30th overall pick in the upcoming draft and a second-round choice in 2017 for Andersen, who has shared the Ducks’ crease with John Gibson for the past two seasons.
Andersen and Gibson combined last season to win the Jennings Trophy for the NHL’s lowest goals-against average.
Andersen is the first Danish goalie in NHL history. He is 77-26-12 with a 2.33 GAA and a .918 save percentage in the regular season. He also played 28 postseason games, going 17-9 with a 2.34 GAA and .916 save percentage.
Yandle’s rights dealt
The Rangers have traded the rights to veteran defenseman Keith Yandle to Florida for the Panthers’ sixth-round pick in Friday’s NHL draft.
The Rangers said they would also receive a fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft if Yandle signs with the Panthers. The 29-year-old Yandle’s contract expires on July 1. He made $5.25 million this season.
New York acquired Yandle in March 2015 from Arizona along with another defenseman, Chris Summers, and a fourth-round selection. They gave up top prospect Anthony Duclair and a conditional first-round draft pick. Yandle had 58 points (seven goals, 51 assists) in 103 games with the Rangers over parts of two seasons.
Yandle spent nearly nine seasons with the Coyotes before the trade to New York.
The Sabres have acquired the rights to unsigned prospect forward Jimmy Vesey in making a trade with the Predators.
Buffalo gave up its second of four third-round picks in this week’s draft for Vesey, who was the Hobey Baker winner after completing his senior year at Harvard.
The 22-year-old opted to become a free agent rather than sign with Nashville, which selected him in the third round of the 2012 draft. Buffalo now has exclusive negotiating rights to sign Vesey before he becomes a free agent on Aug. 15.
At 6-foot-2 and 201 pounds, Vesey led the ECAC with 46 points (24 goals, 22 assists) in 33 games last season. Overall, he has 80 goals and 64 assists in 128 games at Harvard.
The Blackhawks agreed to a three-year contract with forward Nick Schmaltz . Schmaltz was selected in the first round of the 2014 draft. Schmaltz, 20, helped North Dakota win the NCAA title last season. He had 11 goals and 35 assists in 37 games.
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