Sharks Get Moen and Huskins But Lose McLaren

March 5th, 2009 - 11:24 pm ICT by GD  

Last year Doug Wilson, General Manager of the San Jose Sharks, acquired Brian Campbell, the defenseman who led the Sharks on a winning streak of 11 game. But the team’s run was stopped by Dallas Stars in the play-offs and then Campbell left for the Chicago Blackhawks with a multi-million dollar deal.

Trades of such great bearing were not expected on the deadline from the Sharks this year but San Jose made sure it was noticed. The Sharks let go of prospects Timo Pielmeier and Nick Bonino to acquire Anaheim Ducks, Travis Moen and defender Kent Huskins, winners of Stanley Cup.

Travis Moen will wear jersey number 24. He is a physical winger who has scored as many as seven goals for the Ducks to win the Stanley Cup, in spite of having a rather mediocre regular season show. This season Moen has scored four goals and seven assists in 63 games during the Ducks’ run, but the Sharks hope to use his experience in the offseason.

Kent Huskins will wear jersey number 40 and has two goals and four assists in 33 games with the Ducks. He remains a +6 although he scored four goals and 15 assists last year and had a +23 by the end of the season.

The Sharks lost veteran defense player Kyle McLaren to the Philadelphia Flyers at a sixth round draft pick. This may well come across as a low value for McLaren but he is already used to playing away from the Sharks. He played the AHL last season because the Sharks were forced to be at a salary cap. Wilson said about his former defenseman, “Kyle [McLaren] deserves and belongs in the NHL.”

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