In case you missed it, the Ottawa Senators and Vancouver Canucks hooked up on a rare game day deal yesterday. The two teams faced-off last night in Ottawa, but not before their GMs did a bit of business earlier in the afternoon.
Heading to the Sens are backup goalie Anders Nilsson and veteran forward Darren Archibald, heading to the Canucks are AHL goalie Mike McKenna and veteran forward Tom Pyatt. The Canucks also receive a 2018 6th round pick in the deal.
Here’s the full deal courtesy of CapFriendly:
Immediately after the deal was announced, Canucks GM Jim Benning announced that the team will call up star rookie goalie Thatcher Demko from the AHL’s Utica Comets but that McKenna would back up starter Jacob Markstom for the game against Ottawa. Today’s news seems to indicate that the Demko Era has begun in Vancouver, as McKenna has been placed on waivers for the purposes of assignment to the Comets:
Wow! Talk about a one night stand!