The San Jose Sharks announced a trade with the Florida Panthers. The Sharks received winger Anthony Duclair while center Steven Lorentz and a 2025 5th-round pick were sent to the Panthers.
Duclair (27) missed most of the season after undergoing Achilles surgery during offseason training last summer. He finished with two goals and nine points in 20 regular season games but also chipped in four goals and seven assists in 20 playoff games in the Panthers’ Stanley Cup run.
The former 30-goal scorer has one more season left on his 3-year $9 million contract and should provide some much-needed scoring offense to the Sharks that finished 25th in scoring.
Stephen Lorentz (27) solidified himself as the Sharks 4th line center last season after coming over in part of the Brent Burns trade package from the Carolina Hurricanes. Lorentz had a career-high in games player (80), goals (10), assists (9), and points (19) for the Sharks.
Stephen Lorentz should give a boost to a Panthers penalty kill unit that finished 23rd in the NHL with a kill rate of 76%.