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Trade Details
CANUCKS GET SUTTER FROM PENGUINS Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The Vancouver Canucks acquired center Brandon Sutter and a third-round draft pick in 2016 from the Pittsburgh Penguins for center Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a second-round draft pick in 2016.
What does it give the Vancouver Canucks?
This is a trade that should help Sutter receive more ice time, since he will likely be penciled in between Henrik Sedin and Bo Horvat as the No. 2 center in Vancouver. Sutter is also right-handed and a solid defender, so he should fit in well with the rest of the Canucks' roster. Vancouver will also receive the better of Pittsburgh's two third rounders in next year's draft.
What does it give the Pittsburgh Penguins?
For the Penguins, this move helps them from a cap standpoint, since Bonino makes less than Sutter and the club subsequently inked Eric Fehr (which wasn't possible with Sutter still around). Furthermore, the Pens get a sleeper in defenseman Clendening and a second rounder in '16 (originally Anaheim property), so overall this is an excellent deal for the Pens.
Fantasy Impact
Sutter could see a nice spike in fantasy value with more ice time in Vancouver, while Bonino's ice time will likely decline in Pittsburgh behind Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and potentially Fehr as well. Clendening remains a sleeper who could excel with an offensive powerhouse that the Penguins seem to be becoming.
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Brandon Sutter
third-round draft pick in 2016
Nick Bonino
Adam Clendening
second-round draft pick in 2016