Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 3:31pm


The Nashville Predators acquired goaltender Connor Ingram from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a seventh-round draft pick in 2021.

What does it give the Nashville Predators
This deal is a bit surprising, only because it appears to be a lateral move for Ingram (who was going to be Tampa Bay's third-string netminder heading into 2019-20). That is probably his role with Nashville's organization for the time being as well, as both Pekka Rinne and Juuse Saros are under contract through 2020-21. He may be in line to replace Rinne in two seasons as part of a time share with Saros.

What does it give the Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning were also set in goal for the upcoming campaign with starter Andrei Vasilevskiy backed up by Louis Domingue, Still, it is a little surprising that the club dealt away the top-stringer at the AHL level for a last-round draft pick down the road. With Edward Pasquale also leaving the organization (he is headed to the KHL), Tampa Bay will now need to add a couple of depth netminders this off-season.

Fantasy impact
Ingram's path to steady NHL minutes may have improved since Rinne is a lot older than Vasilevskiy. That said, Dominque is a strict backup while Saros has No. 1 goaltender potential. Therefore, Ingram's overall fantasy situation may end up a wash.

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