Philadelphia Flyers get Rasmus Ristolainen from Buffalo Sabres for first-round pick, more

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers continued to aggressively reshape their defence corps, acquiring defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen from the Buffalo Sabres connected Friday successful a bundle that included a first-round pick.

In speech for the 26-year-old defenseman, the Flyers sent the 14th wide prime successful Friday night's NHL draft, their second-round prime successful 2023 and defenseman Robert Hagg to the Sabres.

Ristolainen has played each 8 years of his NHL vocation with the Sabres, who selected him 8th wide successful 2013. He has 245 points successful 542 vocation games. Last season, helium had 4 goals and 14 assists successful 49 games, averaging 22 minutes and 17 seconds successful crystal clip per game.

Hagg, 26, played 5 years with the Flyers. He had 5 points successful 34 games past season, averaging 15:40 successful mean crystal time. The Sabres had been seeking a commercialized for Ristolainen, who has 1 much twelvemonth connected his declaration with a $5.4 cardinal headdress deed earlier helium hits unrestricted escaped agency. The asking terms had been a first-round prime and different assets.

Buffalo present has 7 picks successful the archetypal 100 selections successful this weekend's NHL draft, including 2 first-rounders: Picking archetypal wide and past taking the 13th subordinate successful the draft, arsenic the Arizona Coyotes person to forfeit prime No. 11 and the Sabres present ain the 14th pick.

The commercialized marks the 3rd transaction wide manager Chuck Fletcher has made successful little than a week involving his blueline. The Flyers acquired Ryan Ellis from the Nashville Predators for halfway Nolan Patrick and defenseman Philippe Myers; and traded defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere to the Arizona Coyotes with 2 draught picks successful a wage dump.

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