DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings made a couple of moves to acquire draft picks ahead of Monday's NHL trade deadline.
Nyquist sent to Sharks
Forward Gustav Nyquist was traded to the San Jose Sharks for two draft picks. Nyquist waived his no-trade clause with the Sharks sending a 2019 second-round pick and conditional 2020 third-rounder to the Red Wings.
The 29-year-old Nyquist has 16 goals and 33 assists in 62 games this season in the final year of a $19 million, four-year deal. The Red Wings will reportedly retain 30 percent of Nyquist's salary to help make the deal work with the salary cap.
Nyquist was a 4th-round pick by Detroit in 2008. In 481 games with the Red Wings he scored 125 goals and 170 assists. He also appeared in 35 playoff games.
He busted onto the NHL scene in 2013-2014 when he tallied 28 goals in just 57 games. The native of Halmstad, Sweden has not been able to get back to that type of scoring pace, but he's remained a solid two-way player with a high hockey IQ. With 49 points this season, he is on track to surpass his career-high points total of 54.