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Sport Hurricanes Trade Left Wing Jeff Skinner to Sabres

03:11  03 august  2018
03:11  03 august  2018 Source:   si.com

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Hurricanes Trade Left Wing Jeff Skinner to Sabres . The Buffalo Sabres have traded for Carolina Hurricanes left wing Jeff Skinner , the team announced. In exchange for Skinner , the Hurricanes acquired forward Cliff Pu, a second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, and third- and sixth-round picks

The Buffalo Sabres have traded for Carolina Hurricanes left wing Jeff Skinner , the team announced. In exchange for Skinner , the Hurricanes acquired "With Jeff becoming an unrestricted free agent next summer, this was the right time for us to move on, and to provide Jeff with a fresh start in Buffalo

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The Buffalo Sabres have traded for Carolina Hurricanes left wing Jeff Skinner, the team announced.

In exchange for Skinner, the Hurricanes will receive forward Cliff Pu, a second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft and a sixth-round pick in the 2020 draft.

Skinner spent the first eight seasons of his NHL career with the Hurricanes, where he netted 379 points in 579 career games. The Hurricanes selected him with the seventh overall pick of the 2010 draft.

In his first season, Skinner won the Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie. He topped the 30-goal mark for the first of three times in his career.

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Jeff Skinner was traded to the Buffalo Sabres by the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday for forward prospect Cliff Pu, a second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft Forward prospect Pu, three picks go from Buffalo to Carolina for wing who can become free agent. by David Satriano and Mike Battaglino

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