Fri, Mar 8, 2024 at 2:59pm


The New Jersey Devils acquired goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen from the San Jose Sharks for goaltender Vitek Vanecek and a seventh-round draft pick in 2025.

What does it give the New Jersey Devils
The Devils decided to add Kahkonen just prior to the trade deadline, so their new goaltending tandem will be Kahkonen and Jake Allen. New Jersey will likely use them as a tandem.

What does it give the San Jose Sharks
Vanecek is an older goaltender with one year left on his contract, but he is currently injured. He will probably split the cage with another former Devil, Mackenzie Blackwood, when healthy.

Fantasy impact
Kahkonen and Allen will split the net in New Jersey, while Vanecek and Blackwood will probably share the load in San Jose. Sell both Sharks netminders, and keep an eye on how the Devils' situation shakes down.

Player focus

New Jersey Devils

Kaapo Kahkonen G

San Jose Sharks

Vitek Vanecek G