NHL Trade: Canucks Send Nilsson And Archibald To Senators For McKenna, Pyatt...

NHL Trade: Canucks Send Nilsson And Archibald To Senators For McKenna, Pyatt And A Pick

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The Vancouver Canucks have traded goaltender Anders Nilsson and forward Darren Archibald to the Ottawa Senators for goaltender Mike McKenna, forward Tom Pyatt and a 2019 6th round pick.

The Vancouver Canucks have traded goaltender Anders Nilsson and forward Darren Archibald to the Ottawa Senators for goaltender Mike McKenna, forward Tom Pyatt and a 2019 6th round pick.

The 28-year old Anders Nilsson was drafted 62nd overall in the 3rd round of the 2009 draft by the New York Islanders. He carries a $2.5 million salary cap hit.

The 28-year old Darren Archibald was undrafted. He carries a $650,000 salary cap hit.

The 35-year old Mike McKenna was drafted 172nd in the 6th round of the 2002 draft by the Nashville Predators. He carries a $700,000 salary cap hit.

The 31-year old Tom Pyatt was drafted 107th overall in the 4th round of the 2005 draft by the New York Rangers. He carries a $1.1 million salary cap hit.

Thoughts from the media

Patrick Williams: “McKenna’s AHL track record is proven This should help with Bachman out for the Comets. Archibald has been a mainstay in Utica for parts of six seasons, and this will give Belleville a good scoring presence.”

Brendan Batchelor: “Have to assume Tom Pyatt is on his way to Utica as he cleared waivers earlier today before the trade.”

John Shannon: “35 Year old Goaltender Mike McKenna joins his 7th NHL team…and will wear his 20th different pro hockey sweater in his next game.”

Luke Peristy: “Anders Nilsson has a .923 5-on-5 sv% over his last 65 games and has been let down by his powerplay numbers in Vancouver, so it’s possible that Ottawa actually did a smart by acquiring him.”

Anders Nilsson

Darren Archibald

Mike McKenna

Tom Pyatt