The Colorado Avalanche acquired defenseman Ryan Merkley and ahead Matt Nieto from the San Jose Sharks for ahead Martin Kaut and defenseman and Jacob MacDonald on Wednesday.
Merkley, 22, requested a commerce earlier this month, as reported by Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli. The 2018 first spherical decide has six factors in 39 video games as a rookie with the Sharks.
Nieto, 30, has eight targets and 15 factors in 45 video games this season. Nieto spent 4 seasons with the Avalanche between 2016 and 2020, registering 81 factors in 251 video games.
Kaut, 23, was Colorado’s Sixteenth-overall decide within the 2018 NHL Draft. In 47 profession NHL video games spanning over 4 seasons, the Czech ahead has three targets and 6 factors.
MacDonald, 29, was signed by the Florida Panthers on two-year, two-way contract in 2018 after going undrafted out of Cornell University. MacDonald has 12 factors and 21 penalty minutes in 76 profession NHL video games.
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