Buffalo Sports Day

Sabres Acquire Kane In Blockbuster Deal


The Buffalo Sabres are looking towards next year when they pulled off a blockbuster trade with the Winnipeg Jets today, acquiring forward Evander Kane, defenseman Zach Bogosian and goaltender Jason Kasdorf in exchange for defenseman Tyler Myers, forwards Drew Stafford and Joel Armia, the rights to prospect Brendan Lemieux, as well as the Sabres’ latest first-round draft pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Kane, currently out for the rest of the year after undergoing shoulder surgery was put on the block last week after he was suspended by the team for violating dress code and was unreachable hours before the game because he was upset at an incident involving teammate Dustin Byfuglien.

Because Kane is out, the Sabres are strengthening their position to get the first overall draft pick which is expected to be Connor McDavid. If they win the draft lottery and have a healthy Kane next season, the Sabres will be in much better position.

This year in 37 games, the 23 year-old Kane had 10 goals and 22 assists.