Time for Plan B?
The Blackhawks rumored offseason target, Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler, has been traded to the Anaheim Ducks.
Anaheim will trade Bonino, Sbisa plus 24th overall pick and teams will swap third-rounders once deal goes through— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) June 27, 2014
The haul for the 29-year-old Kesler was a little lower than expected. The Canucks acquired center Nick Bonino, defenseman Luca Sbisa, and Anaheim's first-round pick (24th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft. The teams will also swap 2014 third-round selections.
Kesler, a former Selke Trophy winner, registered 25 points and 18 assists in 77 games with Vancouver in 2014.
The 26-year-old Bonino had a breakout campaign in 2014 with the Ducks, accumulating 22 goals and 27 assists in 77 games.
Sbisa, a former first-round pick of the Philadelphia Flyers in 2008, had one goal and five assists in 30 games with Anaheim last season.
With the deal, the Canucks now hold two first-round picks — 6th and 24th overall — in the NHL Draft.