Sharks and Preds make minor 1 for 1 trade on Sunday.
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Sharks and Preds make minor 1 for 1 trade on Sunday.

The San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators have made a 1 for 1 player swap on Sunday.

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We have a trade in the National Hockey League on Sunday, albeit a relatively minor one.

In an official release, the San Jose Sharks have confirmed that they are sending forward Ozzy Wiesblatt to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Egor Afanasyev. This is a one for one trade with no other players or picks involved in the deal.

Egor Afanasyev is the only player in this deal with NHL experience underh is belt, having previously appeared in 19 regular season games for the Nashville Predators. Only 2 of those games came this season however, with Afanasyev spending the majority of his season in the American Hockey League with the Milwaukee Admirals. There Afanasyev would have a strong campaign, recording 27 goals and 27 assists for a total of 54 points over 56 games.

Afanasyev was selected in the second round (45th overall) of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators.

The other half of this deal is former San Jose Sharks first round pick (31st overall) at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, Ozzy Wiesblatt. In spite of his draft pedigree, Wiesblatt has never managed to crack the Sharks NHL roster and has instead spent the past several season in the Western Hockey League and American Hockey League.

Last season for Wiesblatt was split between the San Jose Barracuda and the Milwaukee admirals, with Wiesblatt recording 4 goals and 13 assists for a total of 17 points over 50 American Hockey League games last season.

This is not the type of trade that is likely to drastically impact the fortunes of either of the teams involved in this deal.