Sharks Acquire Forward Gustav Nyquist from the Red Wings

Gustav Nyquist. Photo by Del Mecum/Csm/REX/Shutterstock

San Jose Sharks keep on adding talent to their roster. After getting defenseman Erik Karlsson and winger Evander Kane before the start of the season, Sharks now also brought in forward Gustav Nyquist from Detroit Wings.

According to ESPN, Red Wings will receive two draft pick in exchange for Nyquist. The draft picks in question are Sharks’ or Florida’s second-round selection in 2019 and Sharks’ third-round selection in 2020. The deal also contains a clause which will turn the latter pick into a second rounder in case San Jose resign the 29-year-old or reach Stanley Cup Final in 2019.

Nyquist played 62 games with Detroit this season, managing 16 goals and 33 assists.

“Gustav is a talented, versatile forward who plays with speed and a strong hockey sense,” – said Sharks’ general manager Doug Wilson in a statement. “His track record of strong play and character speak for themselves, and we’re very excited to add him to our dressing room.”

Gustav Nyquist entered NHL in 2008, when Detroit Red Wings selected him 121st in the draft. He made his debut in 2011, and became a standard part of the team’s rotation in 2013. Nyquist played a total of 481 NHL games in his career and scored 125 goals while adding 170 assists.