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Lightning acquire Sergachev from Canadiens for Drouin

The Tampa Bay Lightning got the young defenseman they have been looking for in Mikhail Sergachev, even though it cost them highly skilled forward Jonathan Drouin.

Tampa Bay acquired the soon-to-be 19-year-old Sergachev from the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday in a trade that checks off one box on general manager Steve Yzerman's offseason checklist and could provide short- and long-term benefits. Dealing Drouin helps the Lightning ahead of the Vegas expansion draft and in their tight salary-cap situation, and adding Sergachev potentially strengthens their blue line for the next decade.

"Our biggest need and our biggest goal was to acquire a puck-moving young defenseman, and we were able to do that," Yzerman said on a conference call. "We wanted this type of game that Sergachev plays: an offensive defenseman, big, strong, good skater, moves the puck well. We were looking for that type of player and we were able to find a fit."

Points: N. Kucherov85
Plus/Minus: N. Kucherov13
Shots on Goal: N. Kucherov246
PIM: C. Paquette80
Win: P. Budaj30
Shutouts: P. Budaj7
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 230 (14)
Shots: 2452 (20)
PP%: 22.8% (6)
Penalty Minutes: 875 (3)
Assists: 395 (11)
SH Goals: 4 (25)
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Montreal 47 26 9 103
x-Ottawa 44 28 10 98
x-Boston 44 31 7 95
x-Toronto 40 27 15 95
Tampa Bay 42 30 10 94
Florida 35 36 11 81
Detroit 33 36 13 79
Buffalo 33 37 12 78
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 224 (15)
Shots Against: 2492 (13)
PK%: 81.4% (13)
Penalty Minutes: 938 (1)
Shutouts: 3 (29)
Sv%: 0.910 (16)
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Date Player Transactions
6/20 J. Vermin Signed with European team Lausanne HC (Switzerland)
6/19 P. Budaj Contract extended Two-year contract extension
6/19 H. Ikonen Signed with European team Jokerit Helsinki (KHL-Russia)
6/15 M. Sergachev Traded w/ '18 pick for Drouin and '18 pick
5/15 T. Raddysh Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
4/21 B. Katchouk Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
4/10 J. Dotchin Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
4/10 A. Erne Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
4/10 G. Dumont Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
4/10 Y. Gourde Sent to minors Syracuse-AHL
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