| Sharks acquire Moen &
McLaren sent to Philadelphia for draft
3/4/09 - By Mike Lee
add a couple of key pieces to the puzzle on Wednesday, in a trade deadline deal
with their inter-state rivals from Anaheim . San Jose added a pair of Stanley
Cup proven veterans, in left wing Travis Moen and defenseman Kent Huskins. San
Jose sent prospects Timo Pielmeier and Nick Bonino to Anaheim , along with a
conditional draft pick.
Tuesday nights affair with the Dallas
Stars was all too reminiscent of the Sharks playoff failure against the same
team last spring, which was devoid of any response to the Stars rough and
tumble game plan against the Sharks. Moen and Huskins address part of that
problem in one move.
''These two players understand that the team
comes first,'' Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said. ''They have both won a
Stanley Cup and will be great additions to our club.''
Moen will move
to the 3rd line, filling the role vacated by Jeremy Roenick, who was regular
season write-off on Monday, after sustaining another injury to his shoulder.
The 6-foot, 2-inch Stewart Valley , Saskatoon native played in 63 games for
Anaheim this season, scoring 4 goals and adding 7 assists, to go along with 77
The big left wing was involved in an altercation with
Stars agitator Steve Ott at the end of the Ducks and Stars game. Ott gauged at
Moens eye and received a one-game suspension for the intent to injure.
Moen will get a chance to exchange pleasantries with Ott on March 21st when the
Stars return to San Jose for their regular-season series finale at HP Pavilion.
Huskins has seen far less action for Anaheim this season. He broke his
right foot on January 2nd, and has been on the injured reserve ever since. The
6-foot, 3-inch Ottawa native, brings more size to the blueline.
players were key pieces to Anaheim s Stanley Cup Championship run in
2007. The Sharks hope both players can help get them over the hump this spring,
and will pay a little extra depending on how well they do.
five stipulations attached to the deal between the clubs:
1. In the
event San Jose qualifies for the 2009 Stanley Cup Final, then San Jose will
transfer Buffalo's second-round draft pick in the 2009 Draft (previously
acquired), instead of San Jose's 4th round draft pick in 2011.
the event San Jose re-signs one or both of Moen or Huskins for the 2009-10
season, then San Jose will also transfer its own fourth-round pick in the 2012
3. In the event Anaheim re-signs one or both of Moen
or Huskins for the 2009-10 season, then Anaheim will transfer its own
fourth-round draft pick in the 2011 Draft.
4. In the event San Jose
and Anaheim each sign one of the above players for the 2009-10 season, then the
transfers referenced in 2 and 3 are cancelled out.
5. The transfer by
San Jose of its fourth-round draft pick in 2011 (or Buffalo 's 2nd round draft
pick in 2009) is conditioned on both Moen or Huskins playing at least one (1)
game (regular season or playoffs) for San Jose during the 2008-09 season.
Pielmeier was selected by San Jose in the third round (83rd overall)
in 2007. This season in 41 games with Shawinigan (QMJHL), he has posted a
29-9-0 record with a 2.62 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage.
Bonino was originally picked by San Jose in the sixth round (173rd
overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. In his second season with Boston
University (Hockey East), Bonino has 37 points (13 goals, 24 assists).
In a another move that clears out a big salary hit, the sharks sent veteran
defenseman Kyle McLaren to Philadelphia for a 6th round draft pick. The Sharks
dont get any salary cap relief from the move, because McLaren was
relegated to the Sharks minor league affiliate in Worcester before the
start of the regular season in order to get under the cap.
expendable with the addition of Dan Boyle and Rob Blake last summer, but the
Sharks were unable to move him in a trade prior to the deadline on Wednesday.
Kyle has been nothing but professional throughout this whole
process and we wish him and his family all the best, said Wilson.
In 302 career games with San Jose , he posted 83 points (12 goals, 71
assists) with 301 penalty minutes and a +19 rating.
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